Words without Borders Presents Venezuela Issue

New York City, New York, March 3, 2014—Words without Borders (WWB) magazine announces the publication of an issue of new writing from Venezuela.

The issue features fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in translation. In her striking introduction, our guest editor, the poet and critic Ana Nuño, walks readers through the tumultuous recent events in Venezuela and highlights the resilience of the Venezuelan literary scene, which flourishes even under these hostile conditions.

 Alberto Barrera Tyszka’s witty tale of infidelity keeps readers on the edge of their seats.

And Israel Centeno sets a torrid affair against the country’s history of violence.  

The other writers in the issue include Milagros Socorro, Maria Auxiliadora Álvarez, Victoria de Stefano, Ana Teresa Torres, Yolanda Pantin, Eduardo Sánchez Rugeles, and Rafael Cadenas.

Words without Borders is pleased to shed some light on the underexplored but vibrant world of new Venezuelan writing. Ana Nuño said, “Venezuela has recently hit the front pages of the media around the world, as peaceful demonstrations have been met with violent repression from police and soldiers. But this country also harbors a compelling literature. We are glad to offer a selection of narrative and poetry by renowned Venezuelan authors who often work under difficult conditions.”

For additional information, please contact:  

Contact: Karen Phillips, Executive Director

Organization Name: Words without Borders

Telephone Number: (917) 903-8717

Email Address: [email protected]

Web site Address: www.wordswithoutborders.org

Founded in 2003, Words without Borders is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of global understanding through the translation, publication, and promotion of international literature. To date WWB has translated over 1,700 pieces of literature and poetry representing 101 languages by writers from 124 countries. WWB has been featured in the New York Times, the New York Times Book Review, the Boston Globe, the Guardian (UK), Vanity Fair, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, as well as in various foreign-language papers and numerous literary blogs. Our most recent e-anthology is Words without Borders: The Best of the First Ten Years