The Masters Review Blog

Apr 7

Translations – A Note

et-eventyrEditor Arielle Yarwood recently reviewed Other Press’ A Fairy Tale, out this month for its US debut. The book is written by Jonas T. Bengtsson and translated by Charlotte Barslund, which originally debuted in 2011 as Et Eventyr and was an instant Scandinavian hit. As Arielle notes in her review, American readers are becoming more open to reading translations, although the University of Rochester estimates that only 3% of works published in the US are works in translation. As such, it’s particularly satisfying that Other Press pursued rights for this book and introduced the American and Canadian readership to a skillful author who has already gained recognition internationally.

What other presses are recognizing and buying rights to translations? Any favorites? Let us know in the comments.

Read our full review of the book, here.

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