Fiction in translation | a new series

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Hello, and welcome to my new series, which looks at translated fiction novels, and the importance of reading outside of our own countries. This is a longer read to introduce what I’m on about, but there will be a book post coming after this to accompany this!

I don’t consciously force myself to pick up translated books when I’m at the library or bookstore, but I am trying to make more of an effort to push myself to read books which were originally written in a language other than my native one, which is English.

This year I feel like I’ve made real progress in both the books I’m reading, and the ones I’m picking up on a whim.

With that being said, obviously I don’t read nearly enough outside of English works, and it’s something I’m going to try and focus on for the future.

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