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Two Lines is a twice-yearly journal of translation. For 20 years, it has ranked among the leading journals of international literature.
Its success is fueled by some of the very best writers and translators at work today, among them Lydia Davis, Luc Sante, Roberto Bolaño, Edith Grossman, Margaret Jull Costa, and César Aira. Each issue brings a mixture of major international stars, beloved regional writers, and up-and-comers.
Two Lines publishes translations of prose and poetry, as well as essays that delve into issues surrounding translation and interviews with fascinating members of the world literature scene.
Each issue of the journal runs approximately 200 pages and costs $10.00.
A 1-year subscription is $15.00—a 25% discount off the cover price.
A 2-year subscription is a mere $25.00—over 1/3 off the cover price.
Note that due to audience demand, subscriptions are set to automatically renew. If you do not wish to have automatic renewals, this can easily be managed via PayPal. Also note that these prices are United States only. For international orders, see below.
Your subscription will start with the Fall 2014 issue of Two Lines.
International rates are as follows: 1 year for $35.00, 2 years for $65.00. Please use the below buttons to purchase international subscriptions.
Subscribe to our 2014 season!
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The 2014 subscription includes . . .
For just $30, your 2014 subscription to Two Lines Press will include 4 titles: 3 new single-author books, plus the first issue of our newly re-launched, newly re-designed, but-still-the-same-great-quality-you-have-come-to-expect journal of translation TWO LINES. That's just $7.50 per title. There will also, most likely, be subscriber-only goodies popping up in your mailbox along the way . . .
The first 2014 title will be Running Through Beijing by the widely acclaimed, up-and-coming Chinese author Xu Zechen, translated by Eric Abrahamsen. The second will be Baboon by Danish author Naja Marie Aidt, winner of the 2008 Nordic Council Literature Prize, translated by Denise Newman. The third title will be Self-Portrait in Green by the acclaimed French writer Marie NDiaye. And your copy of TWO LINES will arrive in fall 2014.
What they've said about our 2014 titles
RUNNING THROUGH BEIJING
The author is one of People’s Literature's “Future 20” best Chinese writers under 41
"This novel’s style is sparse and direct, representing a divergence from traditional Chinese literature." — National Endowment for the Arts
"Reflects on the scattergun entrepreneurialism and economic inequality of the new Beijing." — The Financial Times
"His silent toiling has given voice to the equally silent social classes struggling on the boundaries of the country's urban landscape." — China Daily
Winner of the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2008
Anthologized in Best European Fiction, Words Without Borders, TWO LINES
“Overflowing with a mad passion, sudden rage, and quiet depression.” — Lars Bukdahl, Weekendavisen
“Aidt’s universe is unmistakable.” — Søren Vinterberg, Politiken
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Honors for our books and authors
A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST NEW BOOK OF THE WEEK
A LIBRARY JOURNAL PICK FOR SHORT STORY MONTH
A GRANTA BEST YOUNG SPANISH-LANGUAGE AUTHOR
A FINALIST FOR THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE
WINNERS OF THE PRIX GONCOURT
The critics say about our books
"A unique voice among . . . contemporary French writers" — The Rumpus
"He is rigorous, fearless, and funny" — Daniel Alarcón
"All five of the stories that make up this slim book are masterful" — The Collagist
"An incredibly gifted storyteller who is able to execute many writing styles" — Three Percent
“There’s a lot to like—and laugh at—here, especially riffs on the awfulness of Meg Ryan movies.” — Publishers Weekly
"NDiaye, who received France’s most prestigious literary prize for Three Powerful Women and may be that nation’s most startling new literary voice . . ." — Publishers Weekly
“Roncagliolo has a nice, sure touch throughout. . . . It’s a nice little collection, with some sly dark humor, and makes for an entertaining read.” — The Complete Review
We are offering subscribers all four of our 2013 titles for just $36—only $9 each!
With a subscription, you'll be the first to receive our 2013 books:
- Hi, This Is Conchita, by Granta Best Young Spanish-Language Author Santiago Roncagliolo (translated by Edith Grossman)
- All My Friends, by Prix Goncourt recipient Marie NDiaye (translated by Jordan Stump)
- The Fata Morgana Books by Jonathan Littell (translated by Charlotte Mandell), who also won the Prix Goncourt for his amazing novel of the Nazis in Word War II, The Kindly Ones
- plus the 20th volume of TWO LINES, edited by Susan Bernofsky and Christopher Merrill
As an additional bonus to subscribers, we'll give you your choice of one of five titles: Strange Harbors, Wherever I Lie Is Your Bed, Some Kind of Beautiful Signal, Counterfeits, or New World / New Words. (Enter the title on the line provided when you check out, otherwise we'll surprise you!)
So, in total: 5 spectacular works of international literature for $36.
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To subscribe to Two Lines Press by check, send a check payable to Two Lines Press for $44.15 ($36 plus tax and shipping) to Two Lines Press, 582 Market St., Suite 700, San Francisco, CA 94104. Make sure to indicate which free book you want with your order and include your full mailing address and a contact method (email or phone) in case we have any questions.