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September 13th, 2019

An Interview with WWB Poetry Contest Winners Lee Young-ju and Jae Kim

by Words Without Borders

“Roommate, Woman” by Lee Young-ju, translated from Korean by Jae Kim, was one of four winners of WWB’s poetry in translation contest, presented in partnership with the…read more

September 12th, 2019

An Interview with WWB Poetry Contest Winners Claudia Masin and Robin Myers

by Words Without Borders

“Tomboy” by Claudia Masin, translated from Spanish by Robin Myers, was one of four winners of WWB’s poetry in translation contest, presented in partnership with the…read more

September 11th, 2019

An Interview with WWB Poetry Contest Winners Dorothy Tse and Natascha Bruce

by Words Without Borders

“Cloth Birds” by Dorothy Tse, translated from Chinese by Natascha Bruce, was one of four winners of WWB’s poetry in translation contest, presented in partnership with the…read more

September 9th, 2019

The City and the Writer: In Turin with Angie Cruz

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.…read more

September 6th, 2019

Vitality Enough: Translating “Anniversaries: From a Year in the Life of Gesine Cresspahl”

by Damion Searls

Damion Searls won the 2019 Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize for his monumental translation of Uwe Johnson’s Anniversaries: From a Year in the Life of Gesine Cresspahl (New York Review…read more

September 5th, 2019

Edith Grossman, Renowned Translator and Advocate for Translation, to Receive 2019 Ottaway Award

by Words Without Borders

We are pleased to announce that Edith Grossman will receive the 2019 Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature. “In a career that spans over half a…read more


Book Reviews

Wang Anyi’s “Fu Ping”: An Ode to Ordinary People

Reviewed by Benjamin Woodard

In Fu Ping, one of Wang Anyi’s great feats is her ability to eschew narrative conventions and usher the background players to the fore.

Nabarun Bhattacharya Conjures Ghosts of Revolutionary Dreams in His Masterful Novel “Harbart”

Reviewed by Arka Chattopadhyay

Conversations with the dead bring up explosive memories of Communist insurgency in this cult classic of Indian literature.

Sparse, Monochrome Scenes in Selva Almada’s Debut Create a Believable and Powerfully Visual World

Reviewed by Frances Riddle and Mariano Vespa

With The Wind That Lays Waste, Almada may have invented an entirely new literary genre, something that could be called Southern Cone Gothic.

“Lisbon Tales” Captures Various Angles of Portugal’s Capital, with a Focus on Salazar’s Dictatorship

Reviewed by David Frier

A new anthology collects a wide range of writing inspired by the Portuguese city, from Fernando Pessoa and José Saramago to authors from former colonies like Kalaf Angelo and Orlanda Amarílis, but it leaves out some key short-story writers.

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