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Look Who’s Coming to the WWB Gala!

Pictured: Roxana Saberi (photo by Nadia Dara Diskavets); Barbara Epler; Edith Grossman (photo by Miguel Rajmil). We’re thrilled to announce the lineup of table hosts and special guests for the 2016 WWB Gala. Hosted by Roxana Saberi with honorary chair Edith Grossman, the gala will be held Tuesday, November 1 at Three Sixty° Tribeca in New York City. A terrific group of authors and translators will join us as we celebrate the power...

Q&A with Festival Neue Literatur’s Ross Benjamin

Words without Borders spoke with Festival Neue Literatur curator Ross Benjamin about FNL’s seventh annual celebration of German-language literature from Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, which will take place from February 25–28 in New York City.  Words without Borders: How does Festival Neue Literatur differentiate itself from other literary festivals? Ross Benjamin: FNL is the only US festival to showcase literature originally written in German. At the same time,...

2015 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature: Coverage at Words without Borders

The PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature returns for an eleventh year, this time focusing on the literatures of Africa. Words without Borders will be be covering many of the events here on our Dispatches blog. Check back daily for ongoing coverage of events.  In New York? Check out the schedule of events.   May 6, 2015 Events PEN World Voices Festival As It Happened: "Armenian Genocide: A Dark Paradigm"  (Explore More: WWB's April...

The City and the Writer: In Brooklyn with Tina Chang

Special City Series / New York City 2011 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 1. Can you describe the mood of Brooklyn as you feel/see it? I’ve lived here for a little over ten years now...

Bitte, Ich Spreche Nur Amerikanisch

                                                             For Yakov, Enrica, and Tanya I’d like to bracket these observations between two half-remembered New Yorker cartoons. The...

What I Wish For Myself

Of Wonder's songs the saddest about the downfall of New York City played on a record player in Hester Street of Brecht's poems the most beautiful written in the Charité 2 days before his death about the song of the blackbirds after his death of Shakespeare's plays the strangest about the prince behind the screen of his madness enslaved by rationalism and a tedious ghost of the nights the brightest in front of the KaDeWe the newspaperladies go their ways the...

From Man from Mars

The street sizzled. The clatter of skytrains, the car horns, the rattle of speeding trolleys, the twitter of traffic lights and the massive hubbub of human voices, all seethed in dark blue air, sliced into smithereens by columns of light of all colors and shades. Like giant serpents, endless throngs poured this way and that, filling sidewalks to capacity, lit up by square shop windows and by house lights sinking into the twilight. Freshly watered asphalt hissed under hundreds of car tires....

Käte Frankenthal, an Activist Physician

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