2022 in Books

September

August Women in Translation Month

“…she had always read aloud to him, had told him that literature was the ‘anchor in the black lake of life’.” Nino Haratischvili, The Eighth Life

July

“And so, the time has now come for us writers to shoulder our responsibility. Do we understand the magnitude of this noble and far from simple task? Do we understand that it is we who, more resolutely than anyone, must now enter into battle against the forces of forgetfulness, against the slow and implacable flow of the river of time?” Vasily Grossman

June

“…so stories are travels, and travels are stories…” Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust

May

“Writing is not the voice’s shadow but the track of its steps… only writing has the power to move a voice through time, and make it as immortal as the gods.” Rafik Schami, Damascus Nights

April

“‘Pass the time?’ said the Queen. ‘Books are not about passing time. They’re about other lives. Other worlds. Far from wanting time to pass… one just wishes one had more of it.’” Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader

March Women’s History Month | International Women’s Month

“The world changed when definitions of womankind were altered.” Bahiyyih Nakhjavani, The Woman Who Read Too Much

February

“…the realm of literature spans all of human experience…” Mario Vargas Llosa, The Language of Passion

January

“Beauty is a responsibility.” Leonora Carrington, The Hearing Trumpet