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News & Features » July 2013 » Archipelago Books Launches New Website!

Archipelago Books Launches New Website!

Congratulations to our two-doors-down neighbors, Archipelago Books, on the launch of their new website! Archipelago has long been a beacon of light for translated literature, and their new website features a frequently-updated (and very cool) translation and literature blog.

From their website:

Archipelago Books is a not-for-profit press devoted to publishing excellent translations of classic and contemporary world literature. In our first decade, we have brought out over ninety books from more than twenty-five languages.

Artistic exchange between cultures is a crucial aspect of global understanding. It has never been more important for voices from around the world to be heard in this country—our place in the world depends upon it. Sadly, less than three percent of new literature published in the United States originates outside the Anglosphere. By publishing diverse and innovative literary translations we are doing what we can to change this lamentable circumstance and to broaden the American literary landscape.

To visit the new website of Archipelago Books, please click here.

Posted: Jul 17, 2013

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