Two Lines Press is a non-profit 501(c)(3) press and a program of the Center for the Art of Translation.

We work hard to find the very best voices from around the world, and we are committed to investing in our translators and celebrating their vital work. Charitable donations help us reach the widest possible audience and help to ensure that we continue to publish and promote these essential authors and their equally essential translators.

In addition to publishing books and our flagship journal, Two Lines, we also promote the culture of translation with regular news updates via our blog, a podcast featuring in-depth interviews with leading figures in literary translation, and events with authors and translators.

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Two Lines Press

Established in 2013, Two Lines Press publishes essential voices new and old in the finest translations. It grows out of the journal Two Lines, which for over 20 years has worked with leading authors, publishers, and translators to champion the amazing writing being done around the world. Two Lines Press proudly continues to publish the pioneering journal Two Lines twice a year, as well as vital new books of translation.





That Other Word

Two Lines Press’s podcast is a joint venture with the Center for Writers and Translators at the American University of Paris. Each episode discusses fascinating new books in literary translation, along with engaging interviews with writers, translators, and publishers. Past guests have included the Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o, editors Lorin Stein and Ethan Nosowsky, translator Margaret Jull Costa and Benjamin Moser, and festival director Nick Barley.






Two Voices Events Series

In conjunction with the Center for the Art of Translation, we offer a seasonal series of events highlighting essential new work being done in world literature. Each event in our carefully curated series features authors and translators reading their work, plus in-depth discussions and opportunities for audiences to interact with these esteemed figures. Past Two Voices guests have included Lydia Davis, Mary Jo Bang, Joshua Beckman, Michael Henry Heim, Perry Link, Richard Howard, Jay Rubin and J. Philip Gabriel, and many more.






The Two Lines Press Blog

Our blog offers commentary on the latest news from the world of translation, plus a weekly roundup of links that runs down the most interesting news in international publishing. Plus, on the blog you will find exclusive contributions and interviews from Two Lines Press authors and translators.

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