RARA-AVIS: French HB/Noir

From: Mbdlevin@aol.com
Date: 05 Nov 2001

Etienne "too long absent" Borgers writes:
 There are a lot more top French HB/Noir writers since
 the fifties, never translated in English and totally
 unknown outside Europe. >>

This is very sad. Can anyone in the book trade in the U.S. comment. Is it just too much money to translate with little hope of return on investment? It seems that Henning Mankell only made it into print through some non-profit press and with some sort of diplomatic effort. It seems like University Presses bring some translated "literary" fiction into the U.S., but not crime novels. Doug

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