October / November 2021

Shelf Unbound

October/November 2021

Read Global

In this annual Read Global issue, featuring books in translation, we remember that just 3 percent of books published in the United States are translated from other languages. And yet, these books in translation are our best opportunity to learn about and empathize with our neighbors across the globe.

In this issue we celebrate the beauty and diversity of stories. We have interviews with authors Yewande Omotoso (author of Bom Boy), Jon McGregor (author of Lean Fall Stand), and Khadija Abdalla Bajaber (author of The House of Rust), and many more.