Action Books

Action books is an independent press housed at the English Department at University of Notre Dame. The editors are Johannes Göransson and Joyelle McSweeney.[1] The press publishes form-breaking and hybrid work with a focus on texts in translation.

Action Books has had three books on the poetry shortlist for the Best Translated Book Award: Jeffrey Angles' translation of Killing Kanoko by Hiromi Ito (2010), 'Molly Weigel's translation of In the Moremarrow by Oliverio Girondo (2014),[2] and Cheer Up, Femme Fatale by Yideum Kim translated by Ji Yoon Lee, Don Mee Choi, and Johannes Göransson (2017).[3] Sorrowtoothpaste Mirrorcream by Kim Hyesoon, translated by Don Mee Choi, was a finalist for the 2015 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation.[4]


  1. ^ "About". Action Books. Retrieved 2020-09-26.
  2. ^ "2014 Best Translated Book Awards: Poetry Finalists « Three Percent". Retrieved 2020-09-26.
  3. ^ "The 2017 Best Translated Book Award Shortlist". World Literature Today. 2017-04-18. Retrieved 2020-09-26.
  4. ^ "2015 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation". PEN America. 2015-02-02. Retrieved 2020-09-26.