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November, 2013

The City and the Writer: In Kingston, Jamaica with Kwame Dawes

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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....

From the Editors: On “Words without Borders: The Best of the First Ten Years”

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As part of our ongoing celebration of our ten-year anniversary, we're delighted to share this behind-the-scenes look into the making of our tenth-anniversary e-anthology Words without Borders: The Best of the First Ten Years. Editors Samantha Schnee, Susan Harris, and Rohan...

The City and the Writer: In Amsterdam with Abdelkader Benali

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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 Calvino, Invisible...

Children’s Books Found in Translation

“Folk Tales and Fairy Tales . . . Outside In: Children’s Writers Found in Translation . . . Win a weekend to see Father Christmas in Lapland! . . .” the promotional flyers for Sian Williams' The Children's Book Show, which first went on tour in 2003, are packed...

The Week in Translation

what: Spain's Great Untranslated at the Miami Book Fair International where: Spain's Pavilion, Miami Dade College, 200 Northeast when: Friday, November 22, 7pm more info: http://ow.ly/qX5Uu what: Practice the Art of Literary Translation this Summer in the South of...

In Memoriam: William Weaver

Beloved Italian translator, and Bard College faculty member, William Weaver passed away this week at the age of 90.  In a tribute to her "teacher, mentor, and friend," translator Susan Bernofsky writes: "If you have read any of Bill Weaver’s translations, you don’t...

Feminist Pencils (and Pens)

I’ve just returned from participating in an exciting international exhibition of feminist art: the "Feminist Pencil—2" exhibition at ArtPlay Center in Moscow.  Curated and moderated by artist Victoria Lomasko of Moscow and Serpuchov, known for her...

The Perpetual Émigré: An Interview with Ilija Trojanow

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My interview with Ilija Trojanow took place under ominous circumstances. I was hoping to meet him in person; the United States federal government had other plans. As Trojanow tried to board a flight from Brazil to Denver, where he was slated to participate in an academic conference,...

The Week in Translation

what: Surveillance and the Naked New World: Ilija Trojanow in conversation with Liesl Schillinger and Suzanne Nossel where: Goethe-Institut New York/72 Spring Street, 11th Floor/New York, NY 10012 when: Wednesday, November 13, 6:30-8:30pm more info: http://ow.ly/qEWBz what: New...

The Week in Translation

what: Singapore Writers Festival when: November 1-10 more info: http://ow.ly/qtjvI what: The Canadian Festival of Spoken Word  when: November 4-9 more info: http://ow.ly/qtjF5 what: Four Voices, Two Stories Join authors Gon Ben Ari (The Sequoia Children) and Ernesto...

The City and the Writer: In Porto with Rosa Alice Branco

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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 Calvino, Invisible Cities   Can you describe the mood of Porto as you feel/see it? Every time...

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