Women in Translation

Books by Author

Below you will find a list of books by women in translation. All books are ordered alphabetically by the author’s surname. Read books are marked as (✓). Reviews, when available, are linked. I have crossed off a few books which do not interest me (DNF).

  • Basma ABDEL AZIZ
    • The Queue (tr. Elisabeth Jaquette)
  • Simonetta AGENELLO HORNBY
    • The Almond Picker (tr. Alastair McEwen)
    • The Nun (tr. Anthony Shugaar)
  •  Bella AKHMADULINA
    • The Garden: New and Selected Poetry (tr.  F.D. Reeve) 
  • Yosano AKIKO
    • Tangled Hair (tr. Dennis Maloney & Hide Oshiro)
    • River of Stars: Selected Poems of Yosano Akiko (tr. Sam Hamill & Keiko Matsui Gibson)
  • Sibilla ALERAMO
    • A Woman (tr. Rosalind Delmar)
  • Christine ANGOT
    • Incest (tr. Tess Lewis) ✓
  • Majgull AXELSSON
    • April Witch (tr. Linda Schenck)
  • Mariama BA
    • So Long a Letter (tr.  Modupé Bodé-Thomas)
    • Scarlet Song (tr. Dorothy S. Blair)
  • Ingeborg BACHMANN
    • The Thirtieth Year: Stories (tr. Michael Bullock)
    • The Book of Franza and Requiem for Fanny Goldmann (tr. Peter Filkins)
    • Malina (tr. Philip Boehm)
    • Darkness Spoken: The Collected Poems of Ingeborg Bachmann (tr. Peter Filkins)
  • Sangeeta BANDYOPADHYAY
    • Panty (tr. Arunava Sinha)
    • Abandon (tr. Arunava Sinha)
  • Anna BANTI
    • Artemisia (tr. Shirley D’Ardia Caracciol) ✓
  • Vicki BAUM
    • Grand Hotel (tr. Basil Creighton)
  • Gioconda BELLI
    • The Inhabited Woman (tr. Kathleen N. March)
  • Larissa BOEHNING
  •  Therese BOHMAN
    • Eventide (tr.  Marlaine Delargy)
  • Margarete BÖHME
    • The Diary of a Lost Girl (tr. Thomas Gladysz)
  • Maria Luisa BOMBAL
    • House of Mist: A Novel (tr. María Luisa Bombal)
    • New Islands: And Other Stories
  • Carmen BOULLOSA
    • They’re Cows, We’re Pigs (tr. Leland H. Chambers)
    • Before (tr. Peter Bush)
  • Madeleine BOURDOUXHE
    • La Femme de Gilles (tr. Faith Evans)
    • Marie (tr. Faith Evans)
  • Karin BOYE
    • Complete Poems (tr.  David McDuff)
  • Alina BRONSKY
    • Broken Glass Park (tr. Tim Mohr)
  • Eliane BRUM
    • One Two (tr. Lucy Greaves)
  • Aurora CÁCERES
    • Dead Rose (tr. Laura Kanost)
  • Rosario CASTELLANOS
    • The Book of Lamentations (tr.  Alma Guillermoprieto, Esther Allen)
  • Eileen CHANG
    • Love in a Fallen City (tr. Karen S. Kingsbury)
    • Half a Lifelong Romance (tr. Karen S. Kingsbury)
    • Naked Earth (tr. Eileen Chang)
  • Ying-Tai CHANG
    • As Flowers Bloom and Wither (tr. Florence Woo)
  • Uno CHIYO
    • The Story of a Single Woman (tr. Phyllis Birnbaum)
    • The Sound of the Wind: the Life and works of Uno Chiyo, by Rebecca L. Copeland
  • CHIYO-NI
    • Chiyo-ni: Woman Haiku Master, by Patricia Donegan and Yoshie Ishibashi
  • Paulina CHIZIANE
    • The First Wife: A Tale of Polygamy (tr. David Brookshaw)
  • Inger CHRISTENSEN
    • alphabet (tr. Susanna Nied)
    • Butterfly Valley: A Requiem (tr. Susanna Nied)
    • Azorno (tr. Denise Newman)
  • Hélène CIXOUS
    • The Book of Promethea (tr. Betsy Wing)
  • Céline CURIOL
    • Voice Over (tr. Céline Curiol)
  • Marie DARRIEUSSECQ
    • White (tr. Ian Monk)
    • Being Here: The Life of Paula Modersohn-Becker (tr.  Penny Hueston)
    • Undercurrents (tr.  Linda Coverdale)
  • Maylis DE KERANGAL
    • Mend the Living (tr. Jessica Moore) // The Heart (tr. Sam Taylor)
  • Sor Juana Inés DE LA CRUZ
  • Teresa DE LA PARRA
    • Iphigenia (tr. Bertie Acker)
  • Madame DE LAFAYETTE
    • The Princess of Cleves (tr. Robin Buss) // The Princesse de Cleves (tr. Nancy Mitford)
  • Tessa DE LOO
    • The Twins (tr. Ruth Levitt) ✓
  • Marguerite DE NAVARRE
    • The Heptameron (tr. George Saintsbury)
  • Anna DE NOAILLES
    • A Life of Poems, Poems of a Life (tr. Norman R. Shapiro)
  • Christine DE PIZAN
    • The Treasure of the City of Ladies (tr. Sarah Lawson)
    • The Book of the City of Ladies (tr. Rosalind Brown-Grant)
  • Rachel DE QUEIROZ
    • The Three Marias (tr. Fred P. Ellison)
  • Madame DE SÉVIGNÉ
    • Selected Letters (tr.  Leonard Tancock)
  • Madame DE STAEL
    • Delphine (tr. Avriel H. Goldberger)
  • Stephanie DE VELASCO
    • Tiger Milk (tr. Tim Mohr)
  • Delphine DE VIGAN
  • Grazia DELEDDA
    • Reeds in the Wind (tr. Martha King)
  • Ananda DEVI
    • Eve out of Her Ruins (tr. Jeffrey Zuckerman)
  • Viola DI GRADO
    • Hollow Heart (tr. Antony Shugaar)
  • Doris DÖRRIE
  • Celia DROPKIN
    • The Acrobat (tr. Faith Jones, Jennifer Kronovet, and Samuel Solomon)
  • Diamela ELTIT
    • The Fourth World (tr. Dick Gerdes)
    • Custody of the Eyes (tr. Helen Lane, Ronald Christ)
  • Fumiko ENCHI
    • Masks (tr. Juliet Winters Carpenter) ✓
    • The Waiting Years (tr. John Bester)
  • Mariana ENRÍQUEZ
    • Things we Lost in the Fire (tr. Megan McDowell)
  • Jenny ERPENBECK
    • Visitation (tr. Susan Bernofsky)
    • The End of Days (tr. Susan Bernofsky)
  • Rosario FERRÉ
    • The Youngest Doll (tr. Rosario Ferré, Jean Franco)
  • Erica FISCHER
    • Aimée & Jaguar: A Love Story, Berlin 1943 (tr. Edna McCown)
  • Julia FRANCK
    • Back to Back (tr. Anthea Bell)
  • Marianne FRITZ
  • Sara GALLARDO
    • Land of Smoke (tr.  Jessica Sequeira)
  • Marjana GAPONENKO
    • Who is Martha? (tr. Arabella Spencer)
  • Anne GARRÉTA
    • Sphinx (tr. Emma Ramadan)
    • Not One Day (tr. Emma Ramadan)
  • Elena GARRO
    • First Love & Look for My Obituary: Two Novellas (tr. David Unger)
    • Recollections of Things to Come (tr. Ruth L. C. Simms)
  • Anna GAVALDA
    • Hunting and Gathering (tr. Alison Anderson)
  • Eugenia GINZBURG
    • Into the Whirlwind 8tr. Paul Stevenson, Manya Harari9
  • Natalia GINZBURG
    • A Family Lexicon (tr. Jenny McPhee)
  • Anna GMEYNER
    • Manja (tr. Kate Phillips) ✓
  • Wioletta GREG
    • Swallowing Mercury (tr. Eliza Marciniak)
  • Olga GRJASNOWA
    • All Russians Love Birch Trees (tr. Eva Bacon)
  • Maja HADERLAP
    • Angel of Oblivion (tr. Tess Lewis)
  • Anna Katharina HAHN
    • Shorter Days (tr. Anne Posten)
  •  Ariana HARWICZ
    • Die, My Love (tr. Sarah MosesCarolina Orloff)
  •  Marlen HAUSHOFER
    • The Wall (tr.  Shaun Whiteside) ✓
  • Fumiko HAYASHI
    • Floating Clouds (tr. Lane Dunlop)
  • Kyōko HAYASHI
    • From Trinity to Trinity (tr. Eiko Otake)
  • Liliana HEKER
    • The End of the Sroty (tr.  Andrea Labinger)
  • Judith HERMANN
    • Nothing But Ghosts (tr. Margaret Bettauer Dembo)
  • Judith HERZBERG
  •  Christina HESSELHOLDT
    • Companions (tr. Paul Russell Garrett)
  • Hilda HILST
    • With My Dog Eyes (tr. Adam Morris)
  • Kim HYESOON
    • Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream (tr. Don Mee Choi)
    • All the Garbage of the World, Unite! (tr. Don Mee Choi)
  • Higuchi ICHIYO
    • In the Shade of Spring Leaves: The Life and Writings of Higuchi Ichiyo (tr. Robert Lyons Danly)
  • Hiromi ITO
    • Wild Grass on the Riverbank (tr. Jeffrey Angles)
    • Killing Kanoko (tr. Jeffrey Angles)
  • Fleur JAEGGY
  • Elfriede JELINEK
    • Wonderful, Wonderful Times (tr. Michael Hulse)
    • Charges (tr. Gitta Honegger)
  • Laia JUFRESA
    • Umami (tr. Sophie Hughes)
  • Oh JUNG-HEE
    • River of Fire and Other Stories (tr. Bruce Fulton, Ju-Chan Fulton)
  • Hwang JUNGEUN
    • One Hundred Shadows (tr. Jung Yewon)
  • Pia JUUL
    • The Murder of Halland (tr.  Martin Aitken)
  • Margarita KARAPANOU
    • Kassandra and the Wolf (tr. N.C. Germanacos)
    • The Sleepwalker (tr. Karen Emmerich)
  • Doris KAREVA
    • Days of Grace (tr.  Miriam McIlfatrick-Ksenofontov)
    • Shape of Time (tr.  Tiina Aleman)
  • Irmgard KEUN
    • Gilgi (tr. Geoff Wilkes) ✓
    • After Midnight (tr. Anthea Bell)
  •  Nadezhda KHVOSHCHINSKAYA
    • The Boarding-School Girl (tr. Karen Rosneck)
  • Sofia KHVOSHCHINSKAYA
  • Taeko KONO
    • Toddler-hunting & Other Stories (tr. Lucy North)
  • Esther KREITMAN
  • Daniela KRIEN
    • Someday We’ll Tell Each Other Everything (tr. Jamie Bulloch)
  • Ágota KRISTÓF
    • The Notebook, The Proof, The Third Lie: Three Novels (tr. Alan Sheridan, David Watson, Marc Romano)
  • Louise LABÉ
    • Complete Poetry and Prose (tr.  Deborah Lesko Baker, Annie Finch)
    • Love Sonnets and Elegies (tr.  Richard Sieburth)
  • Carmen LAFORET
    • Nada (tr. Edith Grossman)
  • Selma LAGERLÖF
    • Invisible Links, tr. Pauline Bancroft Flach (1899. Original: Osynliga länkar,1894) ✓
  • Violette LEDUC
    • La Bâtarde (tr. Derek Coltman)
    • Thérèse and Isabelle (tr. Sophie Lewis)
    • The Lady and the Little Fox Fur (tr. Derek Coltman)
  • Noémi LEFEBVRE
    • Blue Self-Portrait (tr. Sophie Lewis)
  • Adriana LISBOA
  • Clarice LISPECTOR
  • Dulce María LOYNAZ
    • Absolute Solitude (tr. James O’Connor)
  • Valeria LUISELLI
    • The Story of My Teeth (tr. Christina MacSweeney)
  • Darcia MARAINI
    • Voices (tr. Dick Kitto and Elspeth Spottiswood)
    • Train to Budapest (tr. Silvester Mazzarella)
  • Clorinda MATTO DE TURNER
    • Birds without a Nest: A Novel (tr. J. G. H., Naomi Lindstrom)
  • Ellen MATTSON
    • Snow (tr. Sarah Death)
  • Eva MENASSE
    • Vienna (tr. Anthea Bell)
  • Lina MERUANE
    • Seeing Red (tr. Megan McDowell)
  • Qiu MIAOJIN
    • Notes of a Crocodile (tr. Bonnie Huie)
    • Last Words from Montmartre (tr. Ari Larissa Heinrich)
  • Milena MICHIKO FLASAR
    • I Call Him Necktie (tr. Sheyla Dickie)
  • Gabriela MISTRAL
    • Selected Prose and Prose Poems by Gabriela Mistral (tr. Stephen Tapscott)
    • This America of Ours: The Letters of Gabriela Mistral and Victoria Ocampo (tr. Elizabeth Horan and Doris Meyer)
  • Minae MIZUMURA
    • A True Novel (tr. Juliet Winters Carpenter)
    • Inheritance from Mother (tr. Juliet Winters Carpenter)
  • Malika MOKEDDEM
    • The Forbidden Woman (tr. Karen Melissa Marcus)
    • My Men (tr. Laura Rice, Karim Hamdy)
    • Of Dreams and Assassins (tr. Karen Melissa Marcus)
  • Sylvia MOLLOY
    • Certificate of Absence (tr. Daniel Balderston, Sylvia Molloy)
  • Elsa MORANTE
    • History (tr. Lily Tuck)
  •  Melinda NADJ ABONJI
    • Fly Away, Pigeon (tr. Tess Lewis)
  • Marie NDIAYE
    • Ladivine (tr. Jordan Stump)
    • My Heart Hemmed In (tr. Jordan Stump)
  • Irène NÉMIROVSKI
    • Suite Française (tr. Sandra Smith)
  • Guadalupe NETTEL
    • After the winter (tr. Rosalind Harvey)
    • The Body Where I Was Born (tr. J.T. Lichtenstein)
  • Lady NIJO
    • The Confessions of Lady Nijō (tr. Karen Brazell)
  • Tal NITZAN
    • At the End of Sleep: Poems (tr. Tal Nitzan, Vivian Eden, Irit Sela, Aliza Raz, Rachel Tzvia Back)
  • Michitsuna NO HAHA
    • The Kagero Diary (tr. Sonja Arntzen)
    • The Gossamer Years: The Diary of a Noblewoman of Heian Japan (tr. Edward G. Seidensticker)
  • Ono NO KOMACHI
    • The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono no Komachi and Izumi Shikibu, Women of the Ancient Court of Japan (tr. Jane Hirshfield & Mariko Aratani)
  • Sugawara NO TAKASUE NO MUSUME (Lady Sarashina)
  • Dorthe NORS
    • So Much for That Winter (tr. Misha Hoekstra)
  • Amelie NOTHOMB
    • Fear and Trembling (tr. Adriana Hunter)
  • Silvina OCAMPO
    • Thus Were Their Faces (tr. Daniel Balderston)
  • Victoria OCAMPO
    • This America of Ours: The Letters of Gabriela Mistral and Victoria Ocampo (tr. Elizabeth Horan and Doris Meyer)
  • Kanoko OKAMOTO
    • A Riot of Goldfish (tr. J. Keith Vincent)
  • Auður Ava ÓLAFSDÓTTIR
    • Butterflies in November (tr. Brian FitzGibbon)
  • Pola OLOIXARAC
    • Savage Theories (tr. Roy Kesey)
  • Hanne ØRSTAVIK
    • The Blue Room (tr. Deborah Dawkin)
  • Anna Maria ORTESE
    • The Iguana (tr. Henry Martin)
  • Connie PALMEN
  • Emilia PARDO BAZÁN
    • The House of Ulloa (tr. Paul O’Prey)
  • Cristina PERI ROSSI
    • Solitaire of Love (tr.  Gloria ArjonaRobert S. Rudder)
    • Afternoon of the Dinosaur (tr.  Gloria ArjonaRobert S. Rudder)
    • State of Exile (tr.  Marilyn Buck)
    • The Museum of Useless Efforts (tr.  Tobias Hecht)
  • Ludmilla PETRUSHEVSKAYA
    • There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby: Scary Fairy Tales (tr. Keith Gessen)
    • There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children, Until They Moved Back In: Three Novellas About Family (tr. Anna Summers)
    • There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister’s Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories (tr. Anna Summers)
  • Alejandra PIZARNIK
    • Extracting the Stone of Madness (tr. Yvette Siegert)
  • Magdaléna PLATZOVÁ
    • The Attempt (tr. Alex Zucker)
  • Elena PONIATOWSKA
    • Leonora: A Novel Inspired by the Life of Leonora Carrington (tr. Amanda Hopkinson)
  •  Irina RATUSHINSKAYA
    • Dance With a Shadow (tr. David McDuff)
  • Laura RESTREPO
  • Noëlle REVAZ
    • Efina (tr. David Ball, Nicole Ball)
    • With the Animals (tr.  W Donald Wilson)
  • Cristina RIVERA GARZA
    • No One Will See Me Cry (tr. Andrew Hurley)
  • Mercé RODOREDA
    • The Time of the Doves (tr. David H. Rosenthal)
    • Death in Spring (tr. Martha Tennent)
    • The Selected Stories of Mercè Rodoreda (tr. Martha Tennent)
    • In Diamond Square (tr. Peter Bush)
    • A Broken Mirror (tr. Josep Miquel Sobrer)
  • Maria RYBAKOVA
    • Gnedich (tr. Elena Dimov)
  • Tatiana SALEM LEVY
  • Cora SANDEL
    • Alberta and Jacob (tr. Elizabeth Rokkan)
  •  SAPPHO
    • If Not, Winter: fragments of Sappho (tr. Anne Carson)
  • Albertine SARRAZIN
    • Astragal (tr. Patsy Southgate)
  • Ineko SATA
    • Five Faces of Japanese Feminism: Crimson and Other Works (tr. Samuel Perry)
  • Judith SCHALANSKY
    • The Giraffe’s Neck (tr. Shaun Whiteside)
  • Elke SCHMITTER
    • Mrs. Satoris (tr.  Carol Brown Janeway)
  • Samanta SCHWEBLIN
  • Anna SEGHERS
    • Transit (tr. Margot Bettauer Dembo) ✓
  • Marcela SERRANO
    • Ten Women (tr. Beth Fowler)
  • Izumi SHIKIBU
    • The Izumi Shikibu Diary (tr. Edwin Cranston)
    • The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono no Komachi and Izumi Shikibu, Women of the Ancient Court of Japan (tr. Jane Hirshfield & Mariko Aratani)
  • Murasaki SHIKIBU
  • Inge SCHOLL
    • The White Rose (tr. Arthur R. Schultz)
  • Angelika SCHROBSDORFF
    • You Are Not Like Other Mothers (tr. Steve Rendall)
  • Ana Maria SHUA
    • Death as a Side Effect (tr. Andrea G. Labinger)
    • The Book of Memories (tr. Dick Gerdes)
  • Bae SUAH
    • A Greater Music (tr. Deborah Smith)
    • Recitation (tr. Deborah Smith)
  • Magda SZABO
  • Wisława SZYMBORSKA
    • Here (tr. Stanisław Barańczak, Clare Cavanagh)
    • Nonrequired Reading (tr. Clare Cavanagh)
  •  TEFFI
    • Subtly Worded (tr. Anne Marie Jackson, Robert Chandler)
    • Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea (tr. Robert Chandler, Irina Steinberg, Anne Marie Jackson, Elizabeth Chandler)
    • Tolstoy, Rasputin, Others, and Me: The Best of Teffi (tr. Robert Chandler, Rose France, Elizabeth Chandler)
  • Olga TOKARCZUK
    • Flights (tr. Jennifer Croft) ✓
  • Tatyana TOLSTAYA
    • White Walls: Collected Stories (tr. Jamey Gambrell, Antonina W. Bouis)
    • Sleepwalker in a Fog (tr. Jamey Gambrell)
  •  Yūko TSUSHIMA
    • Territory of Light (tr. Geraldine Harcourt)
  • Magdalena TULLI
    • In Red (tr. Bill Johnston)
    • Moving Parts (tr. Bill Johnston)
    • Dreams and Stones (tr. Bill Johnston)
    •  Flaw (tr. Bill Johnston)
  • Dubravka UGRESIC
    • Thank You for Not Reading (tr. Celia Hawkesworth and Damion Searles)
    • Karaoke Culture (tr. David Williams, Ellen Elias-Bursac, Celia Hawkesworth)
    • The Museum of Unconditional Surrender (tr. Celia Hawkesworth)
    • Europe in Sepia (tr. David Williams)
  • Lyudmila ULITSKAYA
    • Medea and Her Children  (tr. Arch Tait)
    • The Big Green Tent (tr.  Bela Shayevich)
  • Sara URIBE
    • Antígona González (tr. John Pluecker)
  • Herbjørg WASSMO
    • Dina’s Book, by Herbjørg Wassmo, tr. Nadia M. Christensen
  • Grete WEIL
    • Aftershocks: Seven Stories (tr. John S. Barrett)
    • Last Trolley from Beethovenstraat (tr. John S. Barrett)
  • Christa WOLF
    • They Divided the Sky (tr. Luise von Flotow)
    • Cassandra (tr. Jan van Heurck)
    • Medea (tr. John Cullen)
  • Luisa VALENZUELA
    • He Who Searches (tr.  Helen Lane)
  • Marlene VAN NIEKERK
    • Triomf (tr. Leon de Kock)
    • Agaat (tr. Michael Heyns)
  • Edla VAN STEEN
    • Village of the Ghost Bells: A Novel (tr. David George)
  • Birgit VANDERBEKE
    • The Mussel Feast (tr. Jamie Bulloch)
  • Aglaja VETERANYI
  • Marie VIEUX-CHAUVET
    • Dance on the Volcano (tr. Kaiama L Glover)
    • Love, Anger, Madness (tr. Rose-Myriam Rejouis)
  • Annette VON DROSTE-HÜLSHOFF
    • The Jew’s Beech Tree (tr.  Lionel Thomas and Doris Thomas)
  • Liu XIA
    • Empty Chairs: Selected Poems (tr. Ming Di, Jennifer Stern)
  • Can XUE:
    • Vertical Motion (tr. Karen Gernant)
    • Five Spice Street (tr. Karen Gernant)
    • The Last Lover (tr. Annelise Finegan Wasmoen)
    • Old Floating Cloud (tr. Jian Zhang)
    • Frontier (tr. Karen Gernant, Chen Zeping)
  • Virginia ZAHARIEVA
    • Nine Rabbits (tr. Angela Rodel)
  • Daisy ZAMORA
    • Riverbed of Memory (tr.  Barbara Paschke)
  • Juli ZEH
    • Decompression (tr. John Cullen)
    • Dark Matter (tr.  Christine Lo)

Collections

  • Short Stories by Latin American Women: The Magic and the Real, by Celia Correas Zapata
  • Women Poets of the Italian Renaissance: Courtly Ladies & Courtesans, ed. Laura Anna Stortoni (tr. Mary Prentice Lillie)
  • Povídky: Short Stories by Czech Women, ed. Nancy Hawker
  • Women Poets of Japan, ed. Ikuko Atsumi (tr. Kenneth Rexroth)
  • Japanese Women Poets: An Anthology (tr. Hiroaki Sato)
  • Women writers of Meiji and Taishō Japan: their lives, works and critical reception, 1868–1926, by Yukiko Tanaka
  • Japanese Women Writers: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook, by Chieko Mulhern
  • Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan (tr. Annie Shepley Omori and Kochi Doi)
  • Japanese women poets: an anthology (tr. Hiroaki Sato)
  • Rabbits, Crabs, Etc.: Stories by Japanese Women (1984, tr. Phyllis Birnbaum)
  • Contemporary Mexican Women Writers: Five Voices, by Gabriella de Beer
  • Reinterpreting the Spanish American Essay: Women Writers of the 19th and 20th Centuries, ed. Doris Meyer
  • Three Russian Women Poets: Anna Akhmatova, Marina Tsvetayeva, Bella Akhmadulina (tr. Mary Maddock)
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