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In Those Days and These: Multilingual Singapore

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October 24th, 2016

In the Middle of the Road There Was a (Rolling) Stone: Bob Dylan in Brazil

by Eric M. B. Becker

When the Swedish Academy announced Bob Dylan as the winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize for literature, the decision was greeted with certain consternation. One pre-announcement prediction even went…read more

October 21st, 2016

How Does It Feel? We May Never Know

by Susan Harris

After last week’s startling prize announcement comes another surprise: the Nobel committee has yet to make contact with their anointed one. But as the Swedish Academy sends out a…read more

October 19th, 2016

The Translator Relay: Jeffrey Yang

by Jessie Chaffee

WWB’s Translator Relay features an interview with a different translator each month. This month’s translator will choose the next interviewee, adding a different, sixth…read more

October 18th, 2016

The Watchlist: October 2016

by M. Bartley Seigel

Every month, Words without Borders reviews editor M. Bartley Seigel shares a handful of recently released or forthcoming titles he’s excited about, books he hopes you’ll agree are…read more

October 17th, 2016

The City and the Writer: In Ljubljana with Aleš Šteger

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

October 14th, 2016

A Reading List for the 2016 Frankfurt Guest of Honor

by Susan Harris

Next week’s Frankfurt Book Fair will celebrate the Netherlands and Flanders as the Guest of Honor. The theme of the festivities, “This Is What We Share,” reflects not only the…read more

Book Reviews

“Martutene” by Ramon Saizarbitoria

Reviewed by Carolyn Silveira

“Limbo Beirut” by Hilal Chouman

Reviewed by Emily Lever

“The Invisibility Cloak” by Ge Fei

Reviewed by Kate Prengel

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