International Literature in Print

A list of publishers, booksellers and magazines where you can find international literature in print

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English PEN

English PEN is the founding centre of PEN International, the worldwide fellowship of writers promoting free expression. Through its campaigns and programmes, English PEN promotes the freedom to write and the freedom to read. Internationally, English PEN campaigns on behalf of persecuted writers, editors and publishers. In the UK, it campaigns to reform laws that curb free expression, and for greater access to literature. It runs a number of programmes for creative writing and translation and a busy events programme.

Grants from English PEN
PEN Promotes 
(formerly known as Writers in Translation) has been promoting literature in translation since 2005 and is supported by Bloomberg. Each year, a dedicated committee of professionals selects between 8-10 books that are translated into English from a wide variety of foreign languages. English PEN awards grants to UK publishers to help promote, market and champion these titles. Its aim is to celebrate books of outstanding literary value, which show a dedication to free speech and intercultural understanding, and therefore have a clear link to the PEN charter.

PEN Translates! is English PEN’s new grants scheme for translation. Launched in 2012 at the London Book Fair, this unique new fund is open to submissions from all UK-based publishers. Building on the success of English PEN’s Writers in Translation programme, it is committed to supporting works of outstanding literary merit, strong and innovative publishing projects and diverse writing from around the world.

‘Somewhere in Europe’ – L’Harmattan Press

Hungarian Press L’Harmattan publishes translations of European stories in their ‘Somewhere in Europe’ series.

A Public Space

An American print magazine focusing on contemporary arts, culture and literature, which frequently publishes translations. A Public Space also has an informative website.

Actes Sud

A French printing press founded in 1978, known for the aesthetic of their books as well as for publishing international literature.

Aldus Journal of Translation

Aldus is Brown University’s journal of translation publishing works translated from any language into English, whether prose, poetry, plays, song lyrics, or anything in between, as well as essays on the nature of translation. Aldus accepts submissions from Brown students and faculty, students and faculties of other schools, professional translators, or anyone merely drawn to the art of translation.

American Literary Translators Association

The American Literary Translators Association (ALTA), founded in 1978 at The University of Texas at Dallas, bridges cultural communication among countries and languages through the art and craft of literary translation.

ALTA is the only organisation in the United States dedicated solely to literary translation. ALTA promotes literary translation through the publication of Translation ReviewAnnotated Books Received, the ALTA Guides to Literary Translation, the ALTA Newsletter, and through an annual conference.

American University in Cairo Press

American University of Cairo Press is the most prolific English language publisher in the Middle East.