3 Comma books make World Lit Today's Notable Translations of 2016

The Book of Khartoum, The Book of Dhaka, and Iraq + 100 have all made World Literature Today's list of 75 Notable Translations of 2016 - that's a whole 4% of the list!

It's a great privilege to be included on this list, and we're delighted that 3 of our favourite titles from the year have made it on there.

We at Comma aim to publish literature that brings new perspectives and writers into the English-speaking reader's consciousness, and these 3 books are excellent examples of that mission. From the workshops in Dhaka bringing new faces and opportunities to the translation scene in Bangladesh, to two big firsts in the world of translation: The Book of Khartoum being the first major anthology of translated Sudanese literature, and Iraq + 100 being the first ever anthology of science fiction from Iraq, it's fantastic for them to be included in this list. 

Congrats to Northern Fiction Alliance member And Other Stories, who also made the list with their book Crossing the Sea: With Syrians on the Exodus to Europe by Wolfgang Bauertrans, translated by Sarah Pybus, and to everyone else on there! (Especially the indies - we can't help be biased!)

All 3 books are available to buy in paperback and ebook, and can be found on our website (see the links for the books above), on Amazon, and in all good book shops.

See what else made World Literature Today's list here