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July 28th, 2017

The Translator Relay: Katrina Dodson

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 question.…read more

July 26th, 2017

Translating Kemal Varol: The Challenge of Cultural References

by Dayla Rogers

Dayla Rogers’s translation of Kemal Varol’s “The Angels Who Wiped My Fate Clean” appears in the July 2017 issue: Divided Countries.   We translators often get…read more

July 24th, 2017

The City and the Writer—In San Salvador de Jujuy, Argentina with Elena Bossi

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 21st, 2017

The Watchlist: July 2017

by M. Bartley Seigel

Every month, Words Without Borders reviews editor M. Bartley Seigel shares a handful of recently released or forthcoming titles he’s excited about, books he hopes you’ll…read more

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

Book Reviews

“Black Moses” by Alain Mabanckou

Reviewed by Emily Lever

“A Fortune Foretold” by Agneta Pleijel

Reviewed by Allison Grimaldi-Donahue

“Inheritance from Mother” by Minae Mizumura

Reviewed by Michelle Kyoko Crowson

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