Photo: Bruna Dantas Lobato
The PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature returned for its twelfth year. This year's focus was Mexican literature. Below are dispatches by Bruna Dantas Lobato, who covered the festival for WWB, and you can find WWB's itinerary and reading list here.
APRIL 27, 2016
PEN World Voices Festival As It Happened: Expats
With WWB contributor Valeria Luiselli, as well as Kwame Anthony Appiah, Marlon James, Jamaica Kincaid, and Colum McCann.
APRIL 28, 2016
PEN World Voices Festival As It Happened: Literary Quest: Westbeth Edition
With WWB contributors Álvaro Enrigue, Yuri Herrera, Abdellah Taïa, Juan Villoro, Jorge Volpi, and Burhan Sönmez, as well asDalia Betolin-Sherman, Lorea Canales, Saleem Haddad, Andreï Makine, Karim Miské, Mark Nowak, Alexandre Vidal Porto, Susanna Reich, Fatima Shaik, and Klaus Wivel.
APRIL 29, 2016
PEN World Voices Festival As It Happened: Translation Slam
With WWB contributors Margaret Carson, Chris Clarke, Luis Felipe Fabre, Ezra Fitz, Michael F. Moore, Emma Ramadan, and Abdellah Taïa.
Published May 2, 2016 Copyright 2016 Bruna Dantas Lobato
Bruna Dantas Lobato was born and raised in Natal, Brazil. A graduate of Bennington College, she received her MFA in Fiction from New York University and is currently an Iowa Arts Fellow and MFA candidate in Literary Translation at the University of Iowa. Her stories, essays, and translations from the Portuguese have appeared or are forthcoming in
Harvard Review, Ploughshares online, BOMB, The Massachusetts Review, A Public Space, and elsewhere.