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July 19th, 2017

On Translating Jeroen Janssen

by Michele Hutchison

Michele Hutchison’s translation of an excerpt of Jeroen Janssen’s Abadaringi appears in the July 2017 issue: Divided Countries. Last year WWB asked me to edit a feature on…read more

July 17th, 2017

International Reads for Wherever You’re Traveling this Summer

by Na Zhong

When traveling abroad, see the sights, eat the food, take pictures—but don’t forget to read the stories! We’ve selected nine works from our archives to help you dive into…read more

July 14th, 2017

Remembering Elvira Vigna: 1947–2017

by Eric M. B. Becker

WWB editor and translator Eric M. B. Becker remembers the Brazilian writer, who passed away on July 10, 2017. On Sunday morning, July 9, I was on the island of Sal, Cape Verde, preparing for…read more

July 12th, 2017

The City and the Writer—In Rio de Janeiro with Alberto Mussa

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

July 10th, 2017

First Read—From “I Hear Your Voice”

by Young-ha Kim

In Young-ha Kim’s I Hear Your Voice, translated by Krys Lee and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the narrator, Donggyu, and his friend Jae grow up on the streets of Seoul and…read more

July 7th, 2017

Woman Creature

by Sheyla Smanioto

“Woman Creature,” a short story by Brazilian writer and Machado de Assis Prize-winner Sheyla Smanioto, draws on the same polyphonic expression as her São Paulo…read more

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