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

September 23, 2016: Join Josefine Klougart in Rochester for discussion, drinks & prizes

In coordination with Writers & Books in Rochester, NY, Josefine Klougart (One of Us Is Sleeping) is coming to Rochester as part of the "Read Local" series of events. The event is free and open to all. Just click through for all the details!

September 15, 2016 by Nathan Furl

Announcing Our 2016 Fall/Winter Books

Click here to check out all 6 of the fantastic new works of international lit in English translation found in our 2016 fall/winter catalog. Or, if you'd like to look at a PDF of the print version, just click here and enjoy. 

July 19, 2016 by Nathan Furl

"Reading the World Conversation Series" Event: March 2, 2016

We've got an great new event here in Rochester, NY, on Wednesday, March 2. The event is free and open to all. Click through for all the details!

February 23, 2016 by Nathan Furl