The 2012 Mediterranean Reading Challenge!
So, start planning what level you'd like to try for if you decide to enter. The last two years of reading challenges had over 70 people from more than 20 countries participating.
|2012 Mediterranean Reading Challenge Map
Need ideas to start? You can explore at Archipelago Books (archipelagobooks.org), Peirene Press (www.peirenepress.com) or Open Letter (openletterbooks.org) to find translated fiction and poetry, as they are the preeminent publishers of translated works.
To enter, leave a comment on this post with your name and home country and reading goal. Another post will be created for you to leave links to your reviews or to post titles you may want to share. To keep things relevant, I'll add occasional news topic posts to the blog that deal with this region and may be of interest to participants. You'll soon find a tab on the home page that will control information for the Mediterranean challenge details. If I'm really ambitious, I may throw in a recipe or two.
Additionally, the Eastern European Reading Challenge is going to continue...there's been enough interest to keep that in play for the next year. You'll find a new post that allows you to enter if you haven't already.
For purposes of Spain, the Catalonian region is included. Extra points if you can find works from the islands of Cyprus, Sardinia, Malta, or Sicily!
A Mind at Peace Death in Spring
by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar by Mercè Rodoreda
translated from the Turkish by Erdag Göknar (http://www.openletterbooks.org/)
|Open Letter Books
translated from the Arabic by Maia Tabet
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