Translations for Our Moment: A Reading List from the PEN Translation Committee - Book Covers

Amid the pandemic and worldwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism, members of the PEN Translation Committee were asked to recommend books in translation that speak to this moment. The books selected—from Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East—tell stories of journeys and escapes, love and camaraderie, state terror and personal trauma, activism and engagement, existential anxieties and more, and feature several lesser-known, newer voices among the titles.