English PEN Translates Awards 2019

Punctured Lines congratulates Lisa Hayden, whose profile we featured on the blog previously, for being among the winners of the English PEN Translates award for her translation ofThree Apples Fell from the Sky by Narine Abgaryan from Armenia (the novel is written in Russian). The translation is forthcoming from Oneworld in May 2020.

“‘English PEN has long argued for the broadest possible internationalism in our publishing world, not as a niche interest or a luxury, but as a cultural necessity,’ Daniel Hahn, Chair of the PEN Translates Selection Panel, said. ‘With each round, this our fifteenth, PEN Translates receives an ever-greater number of more competitive, more promising, more diverse submissions, from terrific publishers of all sizes who, even in a risk-averse business, continue to look out at the world with ambition.'”

The complete list of the winners, including for translations from Georgia and Bulgaria, is here: http://georgiatoday.ge/news/18853/One-of-20-PEN-Translates-Awards-Goes-to-a-Title-Translated-from-Georgian

Read Armenian Women: Suggestions

A fascinating reading list of the work by Armenian women writers. Reblogging from Anahit of Erebunis, “an online platform that aims at celebrating the strength, resilience and wisdom of Armenian women in order to give them the place they deserve in our history and the knowledge of our common heritage and culture.”

Anahit of Erebuni

Following my Op-Ed for the Armenian Weekly titled Searching for Our Voice(s) amidst the Erasure of Armenian Women’s Writings, I have started a (non-exhaustive) list of writings by Armenian women (mostly in English) that I have read or would like to read, in case it can interest you too!

There are both resources available online, and books with links to online shops. I will keep adding up to the list as I learn more! Hope you enjoy it!

IMG_2414 Zabel Yesayan, @anahitoferebuni, originally for ARMAT

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