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October 19th, 2018

Every Day Is International Translation Day—The 2018 ITD Celebration in London

by Marta Dziurosz

Organized by English PEN, the International Translation Day celebration at the Free Word Centre occurred on September 28, 2018.   International Translation Day was celebrated this year at…read more

October 16th, 2018

The Watchlist: October 2018

by Tobias Carroll

Each month, Tobias Carroll shares a handful of recently released or forthcoming titles in translation that he’s especially excited about.   From Dorothy, a publishing project |…read more

October 15th, 2018

The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival: An Interview with Janet DeNeefe

by Jessie Chaffee

We spoke with Janet DeNeefe, founder and director of the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival. Now in its fifteenth year, the festival will occur October 24–28 in Ubud, Bali. Check back on…read more

October 12th, 2018

First Read—From “Anniversaries: From a Year in the Life of Gesine Cresspahl”

by Uwe Johnson

The following is excerpted from Uwe Johnson’s Anniversaries: From a Year in the Life of Gesine Cresspahl, translated from the German by Damion Searls and forthcoming with New York…read more

October 11th, 2018

The Person Who Bears My Name—A Multilingual Most Exquisite Corpse Story

by Glaydah Namukasa, Ibtisam Azem, Amir Ahmadi Arian, and Silvana Paternostro

At PEN America’s Lit Crawl Brooklyn 2018, Words Without Borders and SLICE Literary partnered to present a multilingual exquisite corpse, a story authored by four international…read more

October 10th, 2018

From Language Extinction to Pearls Crushed in Wine: JLF at New York

by Noor Naga

JLF at New York occured on September 20, 2018. The festival brought together acclaimed authors and thinkers at the Asia Society in New York City.   On September 20, the 2018…read more


Book Reviews

In “Resistance,” Julián Fuks Takes the Fiction of Failed Writing a Step Further

Reviewed by Lily Meyer

The Brazilian-Argentine writer's novel resists drama. It resists the impulse to exaggerate, maybe even the impulse to tell stories.

“What’s Left of the Night,” by Ersi Sotiropoulos, Reimagines C.P. Cavafy’s Feverish Days in Paris

Reviewed by Lynne Diamond-Nigh

In this fictional account of the last days of a long journey through Europe undertaken by Cavafy in 1897, the Greek poet's struggle against conventions, social and personal, takes center stage.

“Do You Hear in the Mountains…,” by Maïssa Bey, Probes the Untold Pasts of Algerian History

Reviewed by Jocelyn Frelier

In this charged work of autofiction, Bey explores her ties with the Algerian War for Independence, during which her father was killed.

Intimate Experience Feels At Once Palpable and Remote in Jin Eun-Young’s “We, Day by Day”

Reviewed by Peter Campion

"We, Day By Day" is Jin Eun-Young’s first full collection published in English. Early on, she encountered Korean poetry of the 1980s and its spirit of political protest and carried the conviction and intensity of those verses into more mysterious, interior realms.

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