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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...

Confession

I admit it: I once killed a journalist. I’ve tried to forget it, to keep quiet, to pretend, but it doesn’t make sense to continue deceiving myself. No one can escape their memories. The recollection of that unlucky wretch follows me, by day and by night. And when I say that it pursues me, I mean exactly that: when I open my eyes at dawn, frightened by some presence that I don’t recognize as real, I find that fool by my side, watching me with those bulging eyes,...

from “The Grub Hunter”

Translator’s Note:  The Grub Hunter is the story of a former secret service agent who, on being forced to retire after an accident costs him his right leg, becomes obsessed with the idea of writing a novel. He starts to visit a coffeehouse frequented by literary types, including the renowned author A.T. The grubs, or larvae, of the title are characters and plot ideas that—in the right hands—will develop into good novels.  I approached Qasr al-Jummayz...

From “Ayer”

The bronze bells of Los Jeronimos tolled the noon hour. We were hungry. We headed for the Basilica restaurant, which was the closest, and sat down at a table.  My wife ordered:             Pickled Duck.             Goat casserole.             Blood pudding with mashed potatoes....
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