2022 in Books



“…giving up writing and reading, abandoning my work and my books, would leave me without any consolation. It would be like giving up on life itself…” César Aira, The Famous Magician


“The paper ye may burn, but what the paper holds ye cannot burn.” Tariq Ali, Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree


“In any work of literature the most interesting bits are in the detail,” Kőnig had often said in his lessons. “Be sure to attend to them closely.” Magda Szabó, Abigail

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


“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


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


“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


“‘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


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


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