There are a number of interesting literary magazines being published at the moment. My current favourite is World Literature Today. Its mixture of features, interviews, extracts from forthcoming translations and poetry never fails to fascinate. I find the reviews scattered throughout particularly deadly to the bank balance.

I have a digital subscription but for the 350th issue I decided to treat myself to the hard copy. This, of course, had nothing to do with the fact that Julia Franck, author of the unforgettable German book-prize winning Blind Side of the Heart graces the front cover.

All I can say is that in the flesh this magazine is a wondrous thing and I wish the hard copy subscription was affordable. But the price of postage from USA is extortionate and that’s the reason why I’m limiting this blog hop giveaway to Europe.

The first copy sent to me went awol. I received a replacement copy in December, just 5 days after requesting it. (Too late, unfortunately for German Literature Month – aha now you know the reason I ordered it ….). This giveaway copy, originally ordered early October, dropped through the letterbox in January. Now that it has finally arrived in Europe, let’s keep it here.

You can view the table of contents here.

To enter for the giveaway, which is open to anyone with a European address, simply leave a comment. And while it won’t increase your chances of winning, I’d be delighted if you would write a word or two about the best piece of translated work you’ve read recently.

You have until midnight 13.02.2013 to enter. The winner will be selected via random.org and will be notified by email on the 14th. I reserve the right to select another winner if I do not receive a forwarding address within 3 days.


The Literary Blog Hop is hosted by Judith. Hop across to find a host of other blog-hopping giveaways and enjoy your weekend.