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About Arthur A. Levine

Arthur A. Levine is editorial director of Arthur A. Levine Books, which has published the translated books The Red Bird by Astrid Lindgren, illustrated by Marit Törnqvist; The Book of Everything by Guus Kuijer; and An Innocent Soldier by Josef Holub (for which AAL Books won 2006's Batchelder Award).

It Takes a Multicultural Village: What Makes a Good Translated Book?

What makes a good translated book? When Roger Sutton asked this question of me and Cheryl Klein, the editor with whom I work on our imprint’s translation efforts, it seemed that our answer might possibly be unacceptably short: it’s the writing that makes a good translated book. What more could we say? What more is […]