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On Small Presses & Translations + 2014: The Year of Reading Women in The Guardian

Following up on the big brouhaha over the “Global Novel” panel from the Jaipur Literature Festival I posted yesterday, The Guardian’s Books section (comfortably nested under the just-broad-enough Culture heading) has posted a couple more articles about trends in translation, independent publishing, and the need to read more women authors that is completely putting to shame our […]

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The Global Novel & Translation Discussion from Jaipur

The Jaipur Literature Festival took place over the weekend, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve never thought about it before: “Jaipur, India has a literary festival?” But The Guardian published a super-fun recap, “Translation in America & American Lit Dissed at Jaipur Literature Festival,”of one of Jaipur’s more interesting panels from the weekend: “The Global […]

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January in Texas

Happy new year, world! It’s gray in Dallas, one of those rare “reading days” that combine a just-right amount of chill and drizzle into a perfect backdrop to snuggle up and read whatever it is you have been wanting to for a while . . . as for me? This morning I started Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah. […]

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Support Deep Vellum on #GivingTuesday!

In honor of #GivingTuesday, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Deep Vellum Publishing this holiday season.    Deep Vellum Tax-Deductible Donation Instructions 1) Go to The Writer’s Garret website: http://www.writersgarret.org 2) Click “Make a Donation” 3) Specify your donation amount & login to Paypal 4) Click “Special instructions or requests?” and type in “Deep Vellum Publishing” 5) Submit payment.  […]

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Anne F. Garréta in Words Without Borders

Our very own Anne F. Garréta has an awesome essay on reading Proust, “To sleep, perchance to dream” (translated by Daniel Levin Becker), in the new Oulipo issue of Words Without Borders. Check it out! I have long suspected that the public, exoteric text of Remembrance of Things Past is a fake. A skillful fake, […]

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Elena Poniatowska Wins the Cervantes Prize 2013!

Elena Poniatowska, one of Mexico’s greatest living authors, has been awarded the Cervantes Prize, often called “the Spanish language Nobel Prize.” Poniatowska is the fifth Mexican author (joining our very own Sergio Pitol, among others) and the fourth woman to win the Cervantes. This is great news for Deep Vellum as well, because Poniatowska’s short story […]

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Dallas Noir & Donations Accepted & Drenka Willen

I wrote a fun piece for fellow CLMP members, dear friends, and indie publishers extraordinaire Akashic Books abut why Dallas is the “ultimate noir town” to celebrate the release of the (awesome) Dallas Noir anthology, edited by Dallas-based literary agent David Hale Smith, and featuring stories by some of our finest local writers and characters, including Ben […]

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Carmen Boullosa – Texas – Excerpt in Words Without Borders!

In celebration of Words Without Borders‘ 10-Year Anniversary(!), read an excerpt from Carmen Boullosa’s forthcoming novel, Texas: The Great Theft (forthcoming in fall 2014 from Deep Vellum!): King had a royal name, though when he’d arrived in Mexico he hadn’t a penny, didn’t own even a snake. But he was a master of chicanery. When some […]

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Frankfurt &Texas Book Festival & Dallas Noir

Back from another wonderful Frankfurt Book Fair and finally settling back into life in the Big D. It was an insane, mind-whirling experience, even better than my first time at the Book Fair last year. The Book Fair was held October 9-14, I was there October 8-12 and took meetings in 30-minute increments from 9:00am […]

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