Dear Restless Reader,
From all of us at Restless Books, I’d like to wish you a joyful holiday season and un feliz año nuevo! As 2017 draws to a close, we’re heartened to look back on what has been a year of firsts for Restless.
We released the first winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, Deepak Unnikrishnan’s debut, Temporary People, which Kirkus recently named one of the Best Books of 2017.
We published the first novel from Madagascar to be translated into English, Beyond the Rice Fields, Naivo’s first novel, translated by Allison M. Charette, awarded a PEN Heim Translation Grant.
We launched Yonder, our new imprint of international books for young readers, with Mexican laureate Juan Villoro’s first novel for young readers, The Wild Book, translated by Lawrence Schimel.
And we just heard back from the IRS with wonderful news: our application to become a 501(c)3 nonprofit has been approved! This means that any donations you make to Restless Books are tax-deductible.
These accomplishments fill us with pride as well as gratitude for the support of our readers and donors, who share our conviction that the world’s great stories must be shared with as many people as possible.
We hope that you’ll continue to support our work and ensure that we’re resilient in 2018 by making a year-end contribution today. All donations will be retroactively tax-deductible once the IRS approves our tax-exempt status, which is currently in process.
With your help, Restless Books has become a destination for readers looking for exceptional literature from around the world, and we’re looking forward to building on that success. Your donation will support the production of upcoming books, like Arshia Sattar’s beautifully illustrated retelling of the Ramayana, one of the world’s oldest and best-loved tales, as the second title in our Yonder imprint; The Body Papers, by Grace Talusan, winner of our 2017 Prize for New Immigrant Writing; and Chekhov: Stories for our Time, the latest release in our line of Restless Classics.
Finding and translating literature into English is a costly process, and that’s precisely why larger houses avoid it. However, Restless Books believes that these are risks worth taking, and we rely on your generosity to help us carry out our mission. Please join us in sharing these remarkable stories with readers by making a donation today.
P.S. If you haven’t already signed up, we hope you’ll join our Restless Readers Club. You’ll get 6 books a year for just $10 a month—and they make a great gift!