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Some More Swiss Delights

We’re rolling out some exciting extras to supplement our new issue, Trafika Europe 11 – Swiss Delights. Firstly, if you haven’t seen it, this issue is especially fine, packed with a dozen chapters of translated literature spanning Switzerland’s great lingual and cultural diversity, co-edited with Tess Lewis. It’s free online right here:

Trafika Europe 11 – Swiss Delights

… and here are some extra treats:

((1)) Here’s a short animated literary video, excerpting Ilma Rakusa’s The Wider Sea, narrated by the author in English translation:
Be sure to view in full-screen for best effect!

((2)) Here is audio of

Leta Semadeni in conversation with Tess Lewis read more

Announcing our new European Bookshop!

Announcing our new European Bookshop!

 

Trafika Europe is so pleased to announce the launch of a modest European bookshop on our site!

Enter here!

We’re starting with a small, choice selection of fine European literary titles, working carefully with some terrific independent publishers so you can know that every title in our shop is special — a real treasure trove.

Please check out our brief (2 1/2-minute) welcome video above. In lieu of a shop assistant, it highlights some current shop offerings, to help you find that special treat for you or someone you love.

Shipping is available worldwide in most cases, direct from publishers or their distributors. Please note that some publishers will be shipping your titles from the UK, and others from the US. So there can be great variety in shipping cost per item depending on your location.

We’ll be expanding this shop over the coming months, to include many more European titles and types of offerings — more news about that soon.

Let us be your go-to place for fine literature from Europe. And thanks very much for supporting our efforts here at Trafika Europe with a purchase in our shop.

Natalka Bilotserkivets bilingual interview

Natalka Bilotserkivets bilingual interview

In this sublime audio conversation (57 minutes, fully bilingual), Ukrainian poet Natalka Bilotserkivets (Наталка Білоцерківець) speaks of her development as a poet in the former Soviet Union and following. We enjoy an extensive discussion and reading of her poem,

“We’ll Not Die in Paris” read more

Essential New European Literature – Vol. I

Essential New European Literature – Vol. I

Wow – Trafika Europe‘s first book is here, with some very best choice offerings of new fiction and poetry from across Europe, from the first year of our journal. It’s a great gift item – published by Penn State University Press.

The fourteen sel

ections in this volume—from seven women and seven men, seven poets and seven fiction writers—represent some of the most accomplished writing in new translation from Europe today; this volume opens a window onto some emerging contours of European identity. Former ASCAP director of photography Mark Chester complements the writing with sumptuous black-and-white photos from across Europe. read more

Maureen Freely joins advisory board

Maureen Freely joins advisory board

It’s a rare privilege to welcome Maureen Freely to the Trafika Europe advisory board. As the current president of English PEN, chair of the Faculty of Arts at Warwick University, and former chair of the Translator’s Association in the UK, she brings an unparalleled depth of experience to the table.

Born in the US, raised in Turkey, a graduate of Harvard and now a transplant to the UK, she’s been blessed with multiple cultural perspectives over her career. This is combined with unusually fine sensitivity as a literary translator and writer. She’s translated five of Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk’s novels from the Turkish, published seven novels of her own, three works of non-fiction, and contributes to numerous major journals, including The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent, The Sunday Times, The New York Review of Books, and so on.

For a taste of her literary translation, you can check out “The Bohça”, a short story by formative Turkish writer Sait Faik Abasıyanık, which we published in our recent

Trafika Europe Corner read more

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