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June 20th, 2017

A Reading List for World Refugee Day

by Words Without Borders

On World Refugee Day, and as we honor the courage and the strength of the millions of people fleeing or forcibly displaced by war, violence, and famine, we at WWB are revisiting stories…read more

June 19th, 2017

First Read—From “Adua”

by Igiaba Scego

Igiaba Scego’s Adua, translated by Jamie Richards, is out now from New Vessel Press. Adua emigrates from Somalia to Italy to escape an oppressive regime, and dreams of becoming a film…read more

June 16th, 2017

News from Somewhere: The World Series from Peter Owen and Istros Books

by Sam Oates

Independent publishers Peter Owen and Istros Books have launched an intriguing new series in their bid to bring contemporary literature from around the world to English readers. Sam Oates,…read more

June 14th, 2017

WWB Contributor Jessica Cohen Awarded 2017 Man Booker International Prize

by Words Without Borders

Congratulations to longtime Words Without Borders contributor Jessica Cohen, who has been awarded the 2017 Man Booker International Prize, along with David Grossman, for the…read more

June 14th, 2017

The City and the Writer: In São Paulo with Francesca Cricelli

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

June 12th, 2017

No Fairy Tale: Paul Binding on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ice Virgin”

by Eric M. B. Becker

Eric M. B. Becker speaks with Paul Binding about his translation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ice Virgin (Angel Classics, 2016; The Overlook Press, 2017).…read more


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