Book Review: A Woman In The Polar Night by Christiane Ritter, translated by Jane Degras #WITMonth #WomenInTranslation

I love the idea of 'the north'. I guess the idea of Father Christmas at the North Pole set up that notion of a magical fantasy in the snow from a young age, along with children's classics such as The Snow Queen. More recent fiction includes Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, which was my … Continue reading Book Review: A Woman In The Polar Night by Christiane Ritter, translated by Jane Degras #WITMonth #WomenInTranslation

Book Review: Shadows on the Tundra by Dalia Grinkevičiutė (trans. Delija Valiukenas) #WITMonth #WomenInTranslation

Why do we read? For pleasure and entertainment of course. To expand our horizons when we can't travel anywhere. And to learn about other lives and experiences. Shadows On The Tundra falls in the second and third of these categories. It is not a 'pleasure and entertainment' book in any way. It is a serious and … Continue reading Book Review: Shadows on the Tundra by Dalia Grinkevičiutė (trans. Delija Valiukenas) #WITMonth #WomenInTranslation