The Flowers of War

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American audiences will have a chance to read Geling Yan's novel, originally published in China as The 13 Women of Nanjing, when Other Press publishes The Flowers of War, Nicky Harman's translation, in January 2012. Meanwhile, a film adaptation of The Flowers of War, directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Christian Bale, is set for a December 16 release in China; it will open in U.S. theaters later this month.

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Deep Vellum

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"The mission of Deep Vellum is... to promote and foster the art and craft of translation." Will Evans, founding publisher and executive director of Deep Vellum Publishing, speaks about the need for translation in contemporary literature and his hopes for a more vibrant literary culture. The Dallas-based press is featured in Small Press Points in the November/December issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Literature in Translation

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"We can tell more complex stories about ourselves by considering the vision of those who are different from ourselves." John Donatich, Director of Yale University Press, speaks about the Margellos World Republic of Letters which aims to publish works of literature in need of translation.

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