Not Even the Dead Tour!

Join us in celebrating the publication of Not Even the Dead by Juan Goméz Bárcena, translated from the Spanish by Katie Whittemore at these events:

Monday, October 16, 7pm
Brookline Booksmith (Boston, MA)
Juan Goméz Bárcena & Katie Whittemore in Conversation
Thursday, October 19, 7pm
BookEater (Rochester, NY)
Celebrate 15 years of Open Letter with readings, Q&A, and food!
Saturday, October 21, 7pm
Exile in Bookville (Chicago, IL)
Reading & Q&A with Juan Goméz Bárcena & Katie Whittemore
Introduction by Chad W. Post

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Sunday, October 22, 5:30pm
The Wild Detectives (Dallas, TX)
Reading & Conversation with Juan Goméz Bárcena & Katie Whittemore
Moderated by Chad W. Post
October 05, 2023 by Chad Post
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40% off for Women in Translation Month

Women in Translation Month is always an exciting time to discover, read, discuss, and celebrate books by women from around the world. It was created by Meytal Radzinski back in 2014, and has since spawned numerous articles, events, and even the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation.

We've decided to offer a 40% discount on all Open Letter titles written by women, along with any book translated by a woman, for the whole month of August. Discount applied AUTOMATICALLY at checkout.

August 13, 2019 by Anthony Blake

Announcing our 2019 Fall/Winter Titles


Our 2019 Fall/Winter books are now available for perusal and preorder! Featuring new work from Open Letter favorites Quim Monzó, Mercè Rodoreda, and Sergio Chejfec, the second part of Rodrigo Fresán's barn-busting trilogy, Israeli novelist and translator Michal Ben-Naftali, and brand spanking new translations of Rainer Maria Rilke.

May 17, 2019 by Anthony Blake

Open Letter's 10-Year Anniversary Fundraiser Is Live!

As part of the Open Letter community, we know that you're passionate about experiencing great works of world literature.

You can help us to expand our mission with a donation to Open Letter. Your support will allow us to reach even more readers with new, incredible works of literature.

Your support is what has made the last ten years possible. It's thanks to readers like you that we've been able to publish almost 100 works of international literature, launch the Three Percent website, create the Best Translated Book Award, the Translation Database, and the Reading the World Conversation Series, and offer internships to dozens of young translators. All of which has played a significant role in raising the awareness and appreciation of the art and craft of translation. 

October 12, 2017 by Nathan Furl

"Bardo or Not Bardo" Wins Inaugural Albertine Prize

We are equally proud and thrilled to share that our Bardo or Not Bardo by Antoine Volodine, trans. from the French by J. T. Mahany, was announced the winner of the inaugural Albertine Prize!

May 11, 2017 by Nathan Furl

"Chronicle of the Murdered House" Wins 2017 BTBA for Fiction

We are proud and thrilled to share that Open Letter's Chronicle of the Murdered House by Lúcio Cardoso, trans. from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa and Robin Patterson, was named the 2017 Best Translated Book Award winner for the fiction category! The winners were announced on May 4th, simultaneously at a live event at The Folly in NYC, and online at The Millions.

May 11, 2017 by Nathan Furl

May 1, 2017: Bae Suah in Rochester, NY

Bae Suah is about to embark on a U.S. book tour, and two of her stops will be on May 1, 2015, right here in Rochester, NY, as part of our Reading the Wold Conversation Series. Click through for all the info!

April 18, 2017 by Nathan Furl

Announcing Our 2017 Spring/Summer Books

Click here to check out the four fantastic new works of international lit in English translation in our brand new 2017 Spring/Summer catalog. Or, if you'd like to look at a PDF of the print version, just click here and enjoy. 

January 18, 2017 by Nathan Furl

Nov. 7, 2016: Hélène Cardona & Dennis Maloney in Rochester

We've got a late addition to our fall "Reading the World" events! Renowned poet/translator/actor Hélène Cardona and poet/publisher Dennis Maloney are coming to Rochester on Nov. 7. Click through for all the info . . .

October 26, 2016 by Nathan Furl

Our Fall "Reading The World Conversation Series" Events

It that time of year where we've got some great "Reading the Wold" fall events coming to Rochester, NY. This season's events highlight the new releases of Gesell Dome by Guillermo Saccomanno and Frontier by Can Xue. Check within for all the info!

September 15, 2016 by Nathan Furl