Translated Fiction

Translated Fiction

Although I can bumble my way through basic Dutch to help with grocery shopping and rudimentary French to order from the menu in a Parisian bistro, I am fluent in only one language. I admire those who easily flit from one language to another in everyday conversation. I...
Book Club Chatter

Book Club Chatter

Book clubs are the go-to places for readers to spend time with fellow enthusiasts, discover new literary voices, step outside their comfort zones and read something they would never normally consider. I’ve belonged to several book clubs over the past twelve years. All...
Cultural Diversity

Cultural Diversity

I have a perpetually long list of fiction books I want to read. Within days of leaving a bookshop with a bundle of newly purchased novels, I’m adding more novels to my wish list. Whenever the short lists of fiction awards are announced, I’m reading the reviews and...

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