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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Interested in Kindle books in translation from around the world?

Amazon is giving away nine books in honour of World Book Day.  See the particulars at:

Amazon announces several free Kindle books for World Book Day

The free books are:

  1. A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa, translated from Japanese by Risa Kobayashi and Martin Brown
  2. The House by the River by Lena Manta, translated from Greek by Gail Holst-Warhaft
  3. Still Waters by Viveca Sten, translated from Swedish by Marlaine Delargy
  4. The Great Passage by Shion Miura, translated from Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter
  5. Last Train to Istanbul by Ayşe Kulin, translated from Turkish by John W. Baker
  6. The Gray House by Mariam Petrosyan, translated from Russian by Yuri Machkasov
  7. The Question of Red by Laksmi Pamuntjak, translated from Indonesian by Laksmi Pamuntjak
  8. The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen, translated from Spanish by Simon Bruni
  9. Ten Women by Marcela Serrano, translated from Spanish by Beth Fowler
I had already purchased the Turkish one, but I got the other eight for free during the promotion, which runs through April 24th.  All sound very good, although I am particularly intrigued by The Great Passage and The Gray House.  We'll see.  I thought I'd pass this along, though.  If you need a direct link to the giveaway, go to their Read the World page.  To explore more to do with Amazon Crossing, which aims to bring world literature in translation to a wider audience, you can check out the Amazon Crossing page.

Enjoy!  😀

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