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Women in Translation Month celebrates women writers in translation, their translators and their publishers, in order to redress the gender imbalances in published translations of foreign literature into English. We share a few recommendations from our collection...

Adèle, by Leïla Slimani, Translated by Sam Taylor, Faber & Faber 2019.
Adèle has a seemingly enviable life. But beneath the veneer of ‘having it all’, Adèle is bored…
Nothing Holds Back the Night, by Delphine de Vigan, Translated by George Miller, Bloomsbury 2013.
In this brilliant investigation into her own family history, Delphine de Vigan attempts to "write her mother"...
The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, Translated by Alison Anderson, Gallic 2008.
In a Parisian apartment building, the sudden death of one neighbour will dramatically alter the lives of the concierge and 12-year-old Paloma.
Fear and Trembling, by Amélie Nothomb, Translated by Adriana Hunter, Faber and Faber 2001.
Amélie, a well-intentioned and eager young westerner, goes to Japan to spend a year working at the Yumimoto Corporation.