World Literature Today's Guide to the Best Translations of 2013

World Literature Today highlighted the best book translations of 2013 to celebrate the diversity and expansion of foreign books entering the English market. The best part of it all is that many of these books feature the name of the translator right on the cover!

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by Roberto Bolaño, translated from SPANISH by Laura Healy

by Roberto Bolaño,
translated from SPANISH
by Laura Healy

by Javier Marías, translated from SPANISH by Margaret Jull Costa

by Javier Marías,
translated from SPANISH
by Margaret Jull Costa

by Alejandro Zambra, translated from SPANISH by Megan McDowell

by Alejandro Zambra,
translated from SPANISH
by Megan McDowell

by Álvaro Enrigue,  translated from SPANISH by Brendan Riley

by Álvaro Enrigue, 
translated from SPANISH
by Brendan Riley

by Arturo Fontaine, translated from SPANISH by Megan McDowell

by Arturo Fontaine,
translated from SPANISH
by Megan McDowell

by Marcos Giralt Torrente, translated from SPANISH by Katherine Silver

by Marcos Giralt Torrente,
translated from SPANISH
by Katherine Silver

by Joaquín Pérez Azaústre, translated from SPANISH by Lucas Lyndes

by Joaquín Pérez Azaústre,
translated from SPANISH
by Lucas Lyndes

by Pedro Mairal, translated from SPANISH  by Nick Caistor

by Pedro Mairal,
translated from SPANISH 
by Nick Caistor

by Severo Sarduy, translated from SPANISH by Mark Fried

by Severo Sarduy,
translated from SPANISH
by Mark Fried

by Dany Laferrière, translated from FRENCH by David Homel

by Dany Laferrière,
translated from FRENCH
by David Homel

by Mongo Beti, translated from FRENCH by Pim Higginson

by Mongo Beti,
translated from FRENCH
by Pim Higginson

by Mahi Binebine, translated from FRENCH by Lulu Norman

by Mahi Binebine,
translated from FRENCH
by Lulu Norman

by Marguerite Duras, translated from FRENCH by Kazim Ali & Libby Murphy

by Marguerite Duras,
translated from FRENCH
by Kazim Ali & Libby Murphy

by Giorgio Vasta, translated from ITALIAN by Jonathan Hunt

by Giorgio Vasta,
translated from ITALIAN
by Jonathan Hunt

by Antonio Tabucchi, translated from ITALIAN by Tim Parks

by Antonio Tabucchi,
translated from ITALIAN
by Tim Parks

by Elena Ferrante, translated from ITALIAN by Ann Goldstein

by Elena Ferrante,
translated from ITALIAN
by Ann Goldstein

by Mariapia Veladiano, translated from ITALIAN by Cristina Viti

by Mariapia Veladiano,
translated from ITALIAN
by Cristina Viti

by Charlotte Roche, translated from GERMAN by Tim Mohr

by Charlotte Roche,
translated from GERMAN
by Tim Mohr

by Abbas Khider, translated from GERMAN by Donal McLaughlin

by Abbas Khider,
translated from GERMAN
by Donal McLaughlin

by Anna Kim, translated from GERMAN by Bradley Schmidt

by Anna Kim,
translated from GERMAN
by Bradley Schmidt

by Inka Parei, translated from GERMAN by Katy Derbyshire

by Inka Parei,
translated from GERMAN
by Katy Derbyshire

by Eugen Ruge, translated from GERMAN by Anthea Bell

by Eugen Ruge,
translated from GERMAN
by Anthea Bell

by Christa Wolf, translated from GERMAN by Damion Searls

by Christa Wolf,
translated from GERMAN
by Damion Searls

by Tomasz Różycki, translated from POLISH by Mira Rosenthal

by Tomasz Różycki,
translated from POLISH
by Mira Rosenthal

by Witold Szabłowski, translated from POLISH by Antonia Lloyd-Jones

by Witold Szabłowski,
translated from POLISH
by Antonia Lloyd-Jones

by Mariusz Czubaj, translated from POLISH by Anna Hyde

by Mariusz Czubaj,
translated from POLISH
by Anna Hyde

by Jarosłow Mikołajewski, translated from POLISH by Piotr Florcyzk

by Jarosłow Mikołajewski,
translated from POLISH
by Piotr Florcyzk

by Tadeusz Różewicz, translated from POLISH by Barbara Bogoczek

by Tadeusz Różewicz,
translated from POLISH
by Barbara Bogoczek

by Gerbrand Bakker, translated from DUTCH by David Colmer

by Gerbrand Bakker,
translated from DUTCH
by David Colmer

by Arnon Grunberg, translated from DUTCH by Sam Garrett

by Arnon Grunberg,
translated from DUTCH
by Sam Garrett

by Shemi Zarhin, translated from HEBREW by Yardenne Greenspan

by Shemi Zarhin,
translated from HEBREW
by Yardenne Greenspan

by Amos Oz, translated from HEBREW by Sondra Silverston

by Amos Oz,
translated from HEBREW
by Sondra Silverston

by A. B. Yehoshua, translated from HEBREW by Stuart Schoffman

by A. B. Yehoshua,
translated from HEBREW
by Stuart Schoffman

by Bergsveinn Birgisson, translated from NORWEGIAN by Philip Roughton

by Bergsveinn Birgisson,
translated from NORWEGIAN
by Philip Roughton

by Karl Ove Knausgaard, translated from NORWEGIAN by Don Bartlett

by Karl Ove Knausgaard,
translated from NORWEGIAN
by Don Bartlett

Simon Fruelund, translated from DANISH by K. E. Semmel

Simon Fruelund,
translated from DANISH
by K. E. Semmel

by Riikka Pulkkinen, translated from FINNISH by Lola Rogers

by Riikka Pulkkinen,
translated from FINNISH
by Lola Rogers

by Kristina Carlson, translated from FINNISH by Emily Jeremiah & Fleur Jeremiah

by Kristina Carlson, translated
from FINNISH by Emily
Jeremiah & Fleur Jeremiah

by Sirkka Turkka, translated from FINNISH by Emily Jeremiah

by Sirkka Turkka,
translated from FINNISH
by 
Emily Jeremiah

by C. P. Cavafy, translated from GREEK by George Economou & Stavros Deligiorgis

by C. P. Cavafy, translated
from GREEK by George Economou & Stavros Deligiorgis

by Yannis Ritsos, translated from GREEK by Karen  Emmerich & Edmund Keeley

by Yannis Ritsos, translated
from GREEK by Karen 
Emmerich & Edmund Keeley

by D. O. Fagunwa, translated from YORUBA (Niger-Congo) by Wole Soyinka

by D. O. Fagunwa, translated
from YORUBA (Niger-Congo)
by Wole Soyinka

by Alexander Snegriev, translated from RUSSIAN by Arch Tait

by Alexander Snegriev, translated from RUSSIAN by Arch Tait

by Peter Aleshkovsky, translated from RUSSIAN by Nina Shevchuk-Murray

by Peter Aleshkovsky,
translated from RUSSIAN
by Nina Shevchuk-Murray

by Victor Martinovich, translated from RUSSIAN by Diane Nemec Ignashev

by Victor Martinovich,
translated from RUSSIAN
by Diane Nemec Ignashev

by Various Authors, translated from RUSSIAN by Muireann Maguire

by Various Authors,
translated from RUSSIAN
by Muireann Maguire

by Alexander Vvedensky, translated from RUSSIAN by Eugene Ostashevsky & Matvei Yankelevich

by Alexander Vvedensky, translated
from RUSSIAN by Eugene
Ostashevsky & Matvei Yankelevich

by Angel Igov, translated from BULGARIAN  by Angela Rodel

by Angel Igov,
translated from BULGARIAN 
by Angela Rodel

by László Krasznahorkai, translated from HUNGARIAN by Ottilie Mulzet

by László Krasznahorkai,
translated from HUNGARIAN
by Ottilie Mulzet

by Jáchym Topol, translated from CZECH by Alex Zucker

by Jáchym Topol,
translated from CZECH
by Alex Zucker

by Robert Perisic,  translated from CROATIAN by Will Firth

by Robert Perisic, 
translated from CROATIAN
by Will Firth

by Giedra Radvilavičiūtė, translated from LITHUANIAN by Elizabeth Novickas

by Giedra Radvilavičiūtė,
translated from LITHUANIAN
by Elizabeth Novickas

by Kristiina Ehin, translated from ESTONIAN by Ilmar Lehtpere

by Kristiina Ehin,
translated from ESTONIAN
by Ilmar Lehtpere

by Juhan Liiv, translated from ESTONIAN by Jüri Talvet & H. L. Hix

by Juhan Liiv,
translated from ESTONIAN
by Jüri Talvet & H. L. Hix

by Buket Uzuner, translated from TURKISH by Kenneth J. Dakan

by Buket Uzuner,
translated from TURKISH
by Kenneth J. Dakan

by Esmahan Aykol, translated from TURKISH by Ruth Whitehouse

by Esmahan Aykol,
translated from TURKISH
by Ruth Whitehouse

by Nazim Hikmet, translated from TURKISH by Mutlu Konuk Blasing

by Nazim Hikmet,
translated from TURKISH
by Mutlu Konuk Blasing

by Sonallah Ibrahim, translated from ARABIC by Robyn Creswell

by Sonallah Ibrahim,
translated from ARABIC
by Robyn Creswell

by Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq, translated from ARABIC by Humphrey Davies

by Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq,
translated from ARABIC
by Humphrey Davies

by Mahmoud Saeed,  translated from ARABIC  by Kay Heikkinen

by Mahmoud Saeed, 
translated from ARABIC 
by Kay Heikkinen

by Nihad Sirees, translated from ARABIC by Max Weiss

by Nihad Sirees,
translated from ARABIC
by Max Weiss

by Parinoush Saniee,  translated from FARSI by Sara Khalili

by Parinoush Saniee, 
translated from FARSI
by Sara Khalili

by Sohrab Sepehri, translated from FARSI by Kazim Ali & Mohammad Jafar Mahallati

by Sohrab Sepehri, translated
from FARSI by Kazim Ali &
Mohammad Jafar Mahallati

by Gellu Naum, translated from ROMANIAN by Martin Woodside

by Gellu Naum,
translated from ROMANIAN
by Martin Woodside

by Gheorghe Săsărman,  translated from ROMANIAN by Ursula K. Le Guin

by Gheorghe Săsărman, 
translated from ROMANIAN
by Ursula K. Le Guin

by Ismail Kadare, translated from ALBANIAN  by John Hodgson

by Ismail Kadare,
translated from ALBANIAN 
by John Hodgson

by Yoko Ogawa, translated from JAPANESE by Stephen Snyder,

by Yoko Ogawa,
translated from JAPANESE
by Stephen Snyder,

by Foumiko Kometani, translated from JAPANESE by Mary Goebel Noguchi

by Foumiko Kometani,
translated from JAPANESE
by Mary Goebel Noguchi

by Takiji Kobayashi, translated from JAPANESE by Željko Cipriš

by Takiji Kobayashi,
translated from JAPANESE
by Željko Cipriš

by Agawa Hiroyuki, translated from JAPANESE by Lawrence Rogers

by Agawa Hiroyuki,
translated from JAPANESE
by Lawrence Rogers

by Hyesim, translated from KOREAN by Ian Haight & T’ae-yŏng Hŏ

by Hyesim, translated from KOREAN by Ian Haight & T’ae-yŏng Hŏ

by Yi Kwang-su, translated from KOREAN by Hwang Sun-ae & Horace Jeffery Hodges

by Yi Kwang-su, translated
from KOREAN by Hwang Sun-ae
& Horace Jeffery Hodges

by Mo Yan, translated from CHINESE by Howard Goldblatt

by Mo Yan,
translated from CHINESE
by Howard Goldblatt

by Various Authors, translated from CHINESE by Michael Farman, Jeanne Larsen & Geoffrey Waters

by Various Authors, translated from CHINESE by Michael Farman, Jeanne Larsen & Geoffrey Waters

by Zhu Wen, translated from CHINESE by Julia Lovell

by Zhu Wen,
translated from CHINESE
by Julia Lovell