I wrote with some excitement about the launch of AmazonCrossing, the retail giant's new venture into translation. And now they've announced which books they'll be publishing in the spring of next year.
They're a fairly eclectic selection, from groundbreaking Ukrainian women's writing to a Chinese family story. And there are two titles on the list translated from German: Oliver Pötzsch's historical novel The Hangman's Daughter (trans. Lee Chedayne) and Rusalka Reh's children's book Pizzicato: The Abduction of the Magic Violin (trans. David Henry Wilson).
Follow the links for interesting interviews with the writers and translators.