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December 2nd, 2016

The City and the Writer: In Sofia with Elena Alexieva

by Nathalie Handal

This entry is a part of a special series of The City and the Writer featuring writers who will be appearing as a part of the 2016 New Literature from Europe Festival, happening in New York City,…read more

December 2nd, 2016

From Nonsense to Nonsense: Translating Graphic Design

by Paulina Duda

Paulina Duda’s translation of Mieczysław Szczuka and Teresa Żarnowerówna’s “Printing: On Layout” appears in the November 2016 feature of Words…read more

December 1st, 2016

The Translator Relay: Vivek Narayanan

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

November 30th, 2016

New in Thai: Uten Mahamid’s Poems and Novels from Uthis Haemamool and Prabda Yoon

by Mui Poopoksakul

Mui Poopoksakul, who guest-edited the November 2016 issue—Modernization and Its Discontents: Contemporary Thai Writing—recommends new and forthcoming Thai works. I started following…read more

November 29th, 2016

Bedřich Václavek’s “New Art” in Uncertain Times

by Meghan Forbes

Meghan Forbes’s translation of Bedřich Václavek’s “New Art” appears in the November 2016 feature of Words without Borders: “Interwar…read more

November 28th, 2016

The City and the Writer: In Phnom Penh with Madeleine Thien

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


Book Reviews

“The Midwife” by Katja Kettu

Reviewed by Gordon Slater

“Frantumaglia” by Elena Ferrante

Reviewed by Carla Baricz

“Land of Love and Ruins” by Oddný Eir

Reviewed by Gordon Slater

“Martutene” by Ramon Saizarbitoria

Reviewed by Carolyn Silveira

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