Is there any news about translations in the Daily Telegraph (London daily newspaper)?
When you think of all the literature being produced on the various continents of the world (classics, modern classics, contemporary), you would think that the Telegraph, a centre-right British daily (called The Telegraph on Sunday on that day of the week), would have a constant stream of reviews involving translations from other languages into English. Translation is an exercise in democracy, giving British readers access to literature from all over the globe.
If you've got nothing better to do, browse the Telegraph books pages (the reviews one here) and identify and count the number of reviews of translated literature that there have been since January 1st 2012, i.e. over the past fortnight or so. If you've got more time on your hands, you can go back a few months in 2011.
Are there many translations or few? What sort of books were reviewed? From which countries and languages? And there's nothing to stop you doing the same for the Independent, the Times, the Guardian, and other key British daily newspapers, some more right-wing, some more left-wing.