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2018, Frankfurt Bookfair, Gary Raymond, news, The Golden Orphans, Translation -

Throughout the summer, we've seen Gary Raymond’s new suspense novel The Golden Orphans get a great reception from reviewers and readers alike. Jeff Noon of The Spectator called it “intense, unnerving and brilliant” while The Bookseller described it as “Shades of the Talented Mr. Ripley". The Golden Orphans is set in warm, dry Cyprus, but its story is chilling. The old painter Francis Benthem leads a secluded existence funded by his wealthy patron, the Russian gangster Illy Prostakov, whose recurring dream Benthem has to capture through his art. Bethem dies suddenly, and one fellow painter, our narrator, shows up to...

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Library of Wales, news, raymond williams, Translation, Working Class -

The monumental Welsh classic Border Country by Raymond Williams has been translated into Italian for the first time. We're thrilled to see Welsh literature cross borders like that!

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Events, Parthian Baltic, poetry, Poetry in Translation, Translation -

Next Thursday see Latvian poet Krišjānis Zeļģis read from his recently translated poetry collection Beasts (Parthian Baltic, 2018). First Thursday also features guests Elizabeth Parker reading from her debut poetry collection, In Her Shambles (Seren 2018), and Poet/Novelist Christopher Meredith reading from his new short story collection, Brief Lives (Seren 2018). Plus open mic. £2.50 (on the door), Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Thurs 7 June, 7.30pm

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Baltic Series, Latvia, Latvian Poetry, Madara Gruntmane, Narcoses, Parthian Baltic, Poetry, Poetry in Translation, Richard O'Brien, Translation -

The Parthian Baltic series introduces contemporary Baltic writing to an English-speaking audience. Many of these writers have been translated into English for the first time. The process of translating writing from one language into another involves more than a simple translation of words – it is a translating of cultures, values and meaning. Parthian asked one of the Parthian Baltic authors, Latvian poet Madara Gruntmane, and translator, Richard O’Brien, for their insight into the process.

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2018, Baltic Series, Baltics, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, London Book Fair, News, novel, Parthian Baltic, Parthian Books, Poems, poets, Translation, Vilnius -

The three Baltic states will be the market focus for the 2018 London Book Fair, just one part of a year-long programme to commemorate a century of independence for each country. This focus brings an opportunity to delve into the tangles of literary history, and to appreciate the contemporary cultural landscapes of these lesser-known countries.

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