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A very knowledgeable professor once said that one of the best ways to learn about translations is to read translations! What’s more, reading translations introduces new perspectives and challenges one’s worldview, which is good for the brain and one’s analytical thinking skills. Translations can help readers gain better cultural knowledge; they can challenge the imagination and make good conversation starters.

The AATIA is home to many literary translators and writers (translators are writers!) who cover several languages and genres and who have won prizes and gained national fame. The following list is just a very tiny selection of all the published translations done by Austin area translators. We hope you chose your next book from this list and gain a few new perspectives that only translations can make possible.

All This I Will Give to YouSpanish into English, mystery/crimeby Delores Redondo, translated by
Michael Meigs
Puro AmorEnglish into Spanish, short storyby Sandra Cisneros, translated by
Liliana Valenzuela
Anna Karenina (The Margellos World Republic of Letters)Russian into English, Russian literature, classicsby Leo Tolstoy, translated by
Marian Schwartz
And the Rainbow touched MauritiusSwedish into English, contemporary romanceby Annika Kinch, Ly Hoang Long (photographer),
translated by
Michael Meigs
Las Soldaderas
(Revolutionary Women of Texas and Mexico)
Spanish into English, short storyby Elena Poniatowska,
translated by
Tony Beckwith
OblomovRussian into English, Russian literature, classics, historical fictionby Ivan Goncharov, translated by
Marian Schwartz
Elixir of ImmortalitySwedish into English, saga, Jewish Fictionby Gabi Gleichmann, translated by
Michael Meigs
The Man Who Couldn’t Die: The Tale of an Authentic Human BeingRussian into English, post-Soviet literatureby Olga Slavnikova, translated by
Marian Schwartz
The North Face of the HeartSpanish into English, mystery/crimeby Delores Redondo, translated by
Michael Meigs
My Uruguay: Vignettes from a Way of LifeEnglish short stories, multicultural environmentwritten by Toni Beckwith
A Hero of Our TimeRussian into English, Russian literature, historical fictionby Mikhail Lermontov, translated by Marian Schwartz
Horsemen of the SandsRussian into English, Russian literatureby Leonid Yuzefovich translated by Marian Schwartz
Una casa propia: historias de mi vidaEnglish into Spanish, essays, memoirby Sandra Cisneros, translated by
Liliana Valenzuela
SearedSwedish into English, psychological thrillerby Sandra Gustafsson translated by Michael Meigs
White GuardRussian into English, semi-autobiographicalby Mikhail Bulgakov, translated by
Marian Schwartz
¿Has visto a María?English into Spanish, fiction, poetryby Sandra Cisneros, translated by
Liliana Valenzuela
Un sillon para siempreEnglish into Spanish, children’s booksby Vera Williams, translated by
Liliana Valenzuela
EnvyRussian into English, Russian literature, fictionby Yuri Olesha, translated by Marian Schwartz
Memory, Myth and Time in Mexico
From the Aztecs to Independence
Spanish into English, essays, memoirby Enrique Florescano, translated by Albert G. Bork, Kathryn R. Bork
Devolver al remitenteEnglish into Spanish, Children’s bookby Julia Alvarez, translated by Liliana Valenzuela
The Dark CircusSpanish into English, mysteryby Ana Ballabriga, David Zaplana translated by Michael Meigs
Los Santos de Agua MansaEnglish into Spanish, literary fiction, women’s fiction by Alex Espinoza, translated by Liliana Valenzuela
MaidenhairRussian into English, Russian literature, fictionby Mikhail Shishkin, translated by Marian Schwartz
Madness Treads LightlyRussian into English, mysteryby Polina Dashkova, translated by Marian Schwartz

to be continued …