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AmazonCrossing and HF

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AmazonCrossing and HF

Post by Ariadne » Mon January 17th, 2011, 12:44 am

I'm wondering if anyone else has been paying attention to (or has read any of the new releases from) AmazonCrossing, the new Amazon.com imprint that publishes English translations of popular foreign-language titles.

Here's an article about it from Publishers Weekly last May, and Amazon has more details on its own site. Three of their books could be considered historical novels: one set in 17th-c Germany, another in mid-20th c China, and a third in 19th-c France and Africa. The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Pötzsch got a very positive review in January's Booklist, which caught my attention. I hope there'll be more translations of historical fiction to come. FWIW, Oliver Pötzsch's novels on Amazon.de are extremely highly rated.
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Post by Divia » Mon January 17th, 2011, 3:02 pm

I wouldn't read the book, because its not my thing, however this is great. It opens up the rest of the world to us. I'm excited. Perhaps I can finally get some good Russian HF.
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