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The Week in Translation

what: Asymptote's 3rd Anniversary Celebration: The State of Translation, featuring Eliot Weinberger, Robyn Creswell, Idra Novey, Daniella Gitlin and Jeffrey Yang.  where: Housing Works Bookstore, 126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012 when: Tuesday, January 21, 7pm more info: http://ow.ly/sxAqT  

The Week in Translation

what: Asymptote's 3rd Anniversary Celebration: The State of Translation, featuring Eliot Weinberger, Robyn Creswell, Idra Novey, Daniella Gitlin and Jeffrey Yang.  where: Housing Works Bookstore, 126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012 when: Tuesday, January 21, 7pm more info: http://ow.ly/sxAqT

Submit to Asymptote’s \\\“Close Approximations: A Translation Contest\\\”

what: Asymptote Journal's Inaugural "Close Approximations: A Translation Contest" contest judges: Eliot Weinberger (Poetry) and Howard Goldblatt (Fiction) prize: $1,000 for 5-10 pages of poetry translated into English, or up to 25 pages of fiction translated into English submission deadline: September 1, 2013 more info: http://ow.ly/ll3Ut

Translation Roundup

READ Honors and Awards Congratulations to WWB contributor Fady Joudah, whose translation of Ghassan Zaqtan's Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me, and Other Poems from Arabic was recently shortlisted for the $65,000 2013 International Griffin Poetry Prize! The winners will be announced on June 13th. Translation News Asymptote's fantastic April issue is live, and you can support future issues by contributing to their Indiegogo fundraiser by April 30.

Translation Roundup

READ Honors and Awards Congratulations to the five novelists on the Man Asian Literary Prize shortlist, including WWB contributor Musharraf Ali Farooqi. The winner will be announced March 14th! Interviews, Articles, Reviews "Why break a language? To wake it up," writes poet, translator, and WWB contributor Ilya Kaminsky in the latest issue of Poetry. Three Percent praises "the exquisite texture and lively rhythms" of Cuban born writer Severo Sarduy’s novel...

The Week in Translation

GO what: Whit Griffin and Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi when: Monday, January 14, 8pm where: St. Marks Poetry Project, New York, NY more info: http://ow.ly/gNmpC what: Asymptote celebrates its 2nd Anniversary with Global Launch when: Tuesday, January 15-Thursday, January 25 where: Barcelona (1/25), Beijing (1/17), Berlin (1/18), Chicago (1/19), Islamabad (1/15), New York (1/20), Singapore (1/18), Taipei (TBA) more info: http://ow.ly/gNlTJ what: Writing the...

Translation Roundup

READ Honors and Awards Congratulations to all the winners of the 2012 National Book Awards, who were honored in New York last night. Louise Erdrich accepted the fiction award for her novel, The Round House, in both English and Ojibwe.  The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award longlist has just been announced. The 154 novels under consideration come from 44 countries, and include 42 books translated into English from 19 other languages. Interviews, Articles, Reviews...

Translation Roundup

READ Honors and Awards Congratulations to the recipient of the 2013 Newman Prize for Chinese Literature, Taiwonese poet Yang Mu! The 2012 National Book Award finalists were revealed this week. Interviews, Articles, Reviews In the new issue of Asymptote, award-winning writer Yiyun Li talks to Clare Wigfall about political stories vs. love stories, what Tchaikovsky's symphonies reveal about the structure and flow of writing, and why she doesn't want her books...

Translation Roundup

READ Awards and Honors The National Endowment for the Arts recently announced its 2012 Literature Translation Fellowships. Winners include translators and WWB contributors Katherine Silver, Rika Lesser, and Christian Hawkey, as well as two recipients of 2012 PEN Translation Fund Grants: Deborah Garfinkle and Matt Reeck. Congratulations! Last Thursday, the 2012 Man Booker Prize longlist was announced. The 12 books were selected from 145 entries, and include novels by British, South...

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