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|
by Elias Khourytranslated from the Arabic by Maia Tabet
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Please join this year's challenge and see if we can discover new regions and cultures, while helping support the efforts of small presses and translators to make global literature accessible to all.
Sign up now and share your finds!
I would like to participate in this challenge, my first.ReplyDelete
My name is Cal and I currently live in Chile (not from here originally). My goal will be 6, but I hope that I can make it to 9, depending on availability of books.
I'd love to participate. I'm in Canada and will aim for 6 books (or more). Thank you.ReplyDelete
Sandra at Fresh Ink Books
I'd like to think I can read 9.ReplyDelete
I guess I read White Masks a month or two too soon! (Blog post.)ReplyDelete
I will definitely be joining you for this one! I hope to make it to Explorer level, but I'll start out as a Tourist.ReplyDelete
I'm up for this challenge and hope to read nine books. Happy New Year from Scotland.ReplyDelete
I had a couple of questions. Do the books have to be by these authors or can we have books set in these countries but written by authors of different nationalities? Also are cross-overs allowed?ReplyDelete
No, you can choose any books that are either set in the region (or about it), or by authors from the region. A book could only count once, either on this Challenge or the Eastern European one, not both....but I'm sure no one would mind!
Am I missing the sign-up linky? Here's my blog post:ReplyDelete