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January 18th, 2017

Winners Announced for Play for Voices - Words without Borders Radio Drama Contest

by The Producers of Play for Voices

Words without Borders and Play for Voices are pleased to announce the winners of our 2016 joint contest for radio drama in translation!   First place:  That Deep…read more

January 17th, 2017

Remembering Ricardo Piglia

by Valeria Luiselli

This article originally appeared in Spanish in El País. In my daughter’s bedroom there is a chest full of toys. It’s a large chest, finished in black leather, with copper…read more

January 13th, 2017

From the Translator: On Petre Dimovski’s “The Bird on the Balcony”

by Will Firth

Will Firth’s translation of “The Bird on the Balcony” by Petre Dimovski appears in the January 2017 feature, Short Fiction from Macedonia.   One of the five stories…read more

January 11th, 2017

First Read—From “The Gringo Champion” by Aura Xilonen

by Aura Xilonen and Andrea Rosenberg

Aura Xilonen’s The Gringo Champion, translated by Andrea Rosenberg and out this month from Europa Editions, in narrated by Liborio, a young man who illegally immigrates to the United…read more

January 9th, 2017

The City and the Writer: In Istanbul with Beldan Sezen

by Nathalie Handal

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…read more

January 5th, 2017

Tourism, “Tradition,” and the Politics of Humor in the Cuban Play “¡Guan Melón! ¡Tu Melón!”

by Rebecca L. Salois

¡Guan Melón! ¡Tu Melón! is a relatively new Cuban play which debuted in 2016 at the Festival Internacional de Teatro de La Habana. I attended performances during the…read more


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