Did you know that less than a third of all literary translations published in the UK and the US were originally written by women? Did you know that women writers win far fewer prizes for their translated books than male writers?
Women in Translation Month is all about appreciating the great women writers who do get translated - and of course the people who bring them to us, their translators and publishers. It's an opportunity to join in a worldwide conversation about outstanding writing from all over the globe. This month libraries and bookshops in the UK, US, Germany, France and New Zealand are highlighting translated books by women. You can get involved on Twitter using #WITMonth, or just take part by reading a book.
We've put together a list of 14 recommended reads while the team behind Women in Translation Month has put together an extensive, although by no means exhaustive, list of books by women in translation from around the world. Use either list to inspire your summer reading, organise a themed reading group or discuss favourite translated reads with others.
If you've read any of the titles on the list, leave a review or let us know on Twitter using #WITmonth
Take a look at our selection of 14 titles from the list on our Reading Groups for Everyone website
Download this extensive reading list of books by women in translation
What are your favourite books by women in translation? Let us know on Twitter using @readingagency and #WITmonth