Women’s World Cup (of Literature)

via Three Percent

Three Percent is a pretty solid podcast that focuses on the world of literature in translation (only 3% of books purchased in the US are works in translation). They are currently having a bit of fun with the Women’s World cup, as seen above and below.


We would all do well to read a bit more widely, and the numbers show that most of us aren’t reading women in translation. There are a lot of reasons for that, but things like this are a good way of subverting some of the institutional weight behind our patterns of book-buying.


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