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Our Favorite International Reads from 2018 (and What We’ll Be Reading in 2019)

December 17th, 2018
by Words Without Borders
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As the year draws to a close, our staff, contributors, and board members share their favorite works-in-translation of 2018 and the titles they’re looking forward to in 2019.



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December 7th, 2018
  • Essays

Living with the Tao

by John Minford

“Translation itself, the transformation of ideas and words, whereby self and the other merge into one, can be a form of Taoist practice.” ...read more

December 6th, 2018
  • Essays

“The Anarchist Who Shared My Name,” the Oulipo, and Contemporary Nonfiction

by Tobias Carroll

“In an age of renewed attention to essays and autofiction alike, what can be learned from that place where the Oulipo converges with nonfiction?” ...read more

December 3rd, 2018
  • Essays

Akram Aylisli’s Literary Odyssey

by Katherine E. Young

“His work raises fascinating questions about what home and place mean for writers like him, including how to navigate and contextualize the multiple languages and overlapping cultures of his ...read more

November 30th, 2018
  • City and the Writer

The City and the Writer: In Rome with Elizabeth Geoghegan

by Nathalie Handal

“It certainly feels true that all roads lead to Rome and, to that end, Rome is forever a city of outsiders. In one fashion or another, it absorbs us all. But those same famous roads, built ...read more

November 28th, 2018
  • Watchlist

The Watchlist: November 2018

by Tobias Carroll

Tobias Carroll shares a handful of recently released or forthcoming titles in translation that he’s especially excited about. ...read more

November 21st, 2018
  • Interviews

Fearlessness, Alienation, & Mother-Sexuality: An Interview with Ursula Andkjær Olsen

by Noor Naga

“To become an individual, alienation is necessary.” ...read more

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