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May 22nd, 2017

The Translator Relay: María José Giménez

by Jessie Chaffee

WWB’s Translator Relay features an interview with a different translator each month. This month’s translator will choose the next interviewee, adding a different, sixth…read more

May 19th, 2017

“Pork It Is, Then”—Confessions of an Underground Vegetarian

by Florin Bican

Translator Florin Bican shares his experience of being investigated by Romania’s Securitate for the dangerous predilection of vegetarianism. When, back in the ’80s, my…read more

May 17th, 2017

Le altre e io (The Other Women and I)—Women Writing within and beyond Italy

by Chiara Marchelli

Chiara Marchelli’s novel Le notti blu is shortlisted for the 2017 Premio Strega national Italian literary prize.  For a long time I thought I was born in the…read more

May 16th, 2017

The City and the Writer: In Mexico City with Lucia Duero

by Nathalie Handal

If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains. —Italo…read more

May 15th, 2017

Almonds & Dreams: A Recipe

by Carmen Boullosa

In honor of the May 2017 issue, The Global Feast: Writing about Food, a recipe contributed by author Carmen Boullosa. Guest editor Rohan Kamicheril, who tried the recipe out, confirms that the…read more

May 12th, 2017

The Poetry of the World’s Oldest Cookbooks

by Susannah Greenblatt

I notice how the spices call to me, how they’re the ones to dictate the sequence, the amount, the proportions, so I don’t have to reflect, it’s already been decided even…read more

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