This week our featured book is Born Translated: The Contemporary Novel in an Age of World Literature by Rebecca Walkowitz.
We are also offering a FREE copy of Born Translated to one winner. To enter the contest please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name and address. The winner will be selected Friday, July 31 at 1:00 pm.
Here’s what Nancy Armstrong at Duke University says about Born Translated: “Born Translated offers a fresh approach to contemporary fiction. Among the first to offer a convincing explanation of how national traditions morph into the world novel, Walkowitz succeeds in showing—brilliantly, to my mind—how novels by J. M. Coetzee, Kazuo Ishiguro, David Mitchell, Kiran Desai, Peter Ho Davies, Caryl Phillips, and W. G. Sebald force us to confront a world where languages, territories, and nations no longer line up.”
For more on the book you can read the introduction, “Theory of World Literature Now”: