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Last year, book blogger Meytal Radzinski (@Biblibio) dubbed the month of August as Women In Translation month (#WITmonth) with the sole purpose of encouraging readers to explore more books by women writers in translation. Women are severely underrepresented when it comes to their work being translated from their native languages, making up approximately 30% of translations into English. Here at Read It Forward, we applaud Meytal’s initiative, so in an effort to acknowledge and begin to correct this disparity in the publishing world, we’ve collected 14 books in translation by women authors you never knew you needed to read. Then join the conversation on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #WomenInTranslation and share what you’ve learned by expanding your TBR pile to include more diverse voices from all over the world.
Bookshelf curated by Alexandra Gekas. Image credit: Hurst Photo/shutterstock.com