Earlier in the month I posted about the dismal percentage of published works in translation that are written by women and I promised more specifics for all of you data junkies. According to Chad Post, Publisher at Open Letter Books and keeper of the largest translation database in publishing, here are the numbers:
First off, the big one: For the data I’ve collected between 2008-20181only 28.7% of the translations in the database were written by women. That’s 1,394 titles out of a grand total of 4,849. That’s not great . . .
Here’s a list of the ten countries that have produced the most total titles written by women:
South Korea 39
Canada [Quebec] 38
Obviously, certain languages are at a disadvantage when you look at their authors by country of origin, so here’s the top ten by language.
And, here are the top ten publishers.
Dalkey Archive 58
Europa Editions 47
Seagull Books 37
Other Press 28
New Directions 26
Open Letter 24
Feminist Press 17
Check out the full post on Three Percent.