August is #womenintranslation month. The reason this online movement began a few years ago is the relatively smaller number of women writers getting translated across languages compared to men writers. There is a little bit of history in the first bit of the article.
So my short stories column at PopMatters this month has five stories by award-winning women writers from across the world, translated by women translators. All are free to read online. Enjoy.
The writers and their translators are:
Olga Tokarczuk (tr. Jennifer Croft)
Sayaka Murata (tr. Ginny Tapley Takemori)
Mahasweta Devi (tr. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak)
Malika Moustadraf (tr. Alice Guthrie)
Dorthe Nors (tr. Misha Hoekstra)