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WWB Daily: Past Posts

Jul, 2020

Behind the Art: “Rose of Sapatão”
Nilbar Güreş
The City and the Writer: In New York City with Willa Carroll
Nathalie Handal
First Read: From “Breathing Through the Wound”
Víctor del Árbol
Confronting the Institution of Language: Juan Arabia on Poetry and the Pandemic
María Agustina Pardini
10 Translated Books from India to Read Now
Arunava Sinha

Jun, 2020

The Watchlist: June 2020
Tobias Carroll
Translating the Ancient Female Voice as Queer
Gnaomi Siemens
The City and the Writer: In Paris with Marilyn Hacker
Nathalie Handal
The Translator Relay: Kristin Dykstra
Words Without Borders
The Complete WWB Decameron
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Translating (in) Darkness
Lara Vergnaud
8 Queer Books in Translation to Read This Pride Month
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The Unsettled Sound of the Landscape
Itamar Vieira Junior
The City and the Writer: In Delhi with Sudeep Sen
Nathalie Handal

May, 2020

The Watchlist: May 2020
Tobias Carroll
First Read—from “Songs We Learn from Trees”
Misrak Terefe
Island Knowledge: Isolation and Identity in Cabo Verde
Derek Pardue
The Translator Relay: Urayoán Noel
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Lily Meyer and Mona Kareem on Their New Series, Close-Up: An Experiment in Reviewing Translation
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“Sheltering in the Prose of a Master”: Padma Viswanathan on Translating Graciliano Ramos
Miguel Conde
“Imagining Our Own Death”: On Writing Times of Crisis
Amanda Michalopoulou Patricia Felisa Barbeito
The City and the Writer: In Annaba, Algeria, with Janette Ayachi
Nathalie Handal

Apr, 2020

First Read—From “Cockfight” by María Fernanda Ampuero
María Fernanda Ampuero
An Appreciation: Rubem Fonseca
Clifford E. Landers
11 Indie Presses Recommend Books in Translation for World Book Day 2020
Words Without Borders
The Watchlist: April 2020
Tobias Carroll
The City and the Writer: In Paris with John Freeman
Nathalie Handal
Tales of Aladdin and Their Tellers, from Aleppo to Paris
Paulo Lemos Horta
The Essential Business of Books: 5 Rare Book Dealers at the NY International Antiquarian Book Fair
Susannah Greenblatt
International Booksellers Recommend 11 Translated Books to Read Right Now
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