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By Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren


Awards and Honors

Congratulations to Dubravka Ugresic, whose novel Karaoke Culturereviewed here by WWB) recently won the Jean Améry Award for Essay Writing!

Interviews, Articles, Reviews

On English PEN's Atlas, novelist Krys Lee confronts an audience member's question at the Edinburgh International Book Fair—can a writer really inhabit and understand other worlds and other voices? 

Read award-winning, and controversy-provoking, Algerian writer Boualem Sansal's interview in the September issue of World Literature Today.

NPR looks into the origin of shoddy subtitles.

Check out dispatches from the Melbourne Writers Festival and the International Conference on the Short Story in English, held this year in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Translation News

This year marks the centenary of Brazilian literary giant Jorge Amado's birth. His books have already been translated into 49 languages and published in 55 countries. In honor of the milestone, Penguin Classics will be publishing two more of his books in English.


MacDowell Colony (9/15)

what: Artist Residency (Translators are eligible)
when: Winter/Spring 2013 (Feb 1-May 31) residencies of up to eight weeks
where: Peterborough, New Hampshire
application deadline: September 15
more info:

Modern Poetry in Translation's Translation Workshops

what: Introductory poetry translation workshops for French, Italian, German, and Russian speakers. Anyone from beginners to experts welcome.
when: Sunday, October 7, 2-6:30pm
where: Kings Place
more info:

Playing Another Tune: Poetry and Translation

what: The Writer's Center's online poetry translation workshop
when: 10/1/2012-11/9/2012
where: online
cost:  $169.95 for Writer’s Center members; $190 for non-members
more info:

The French-American Foundation's Translation Prize (12/31)

what: $10,000 cash award for the best English translation of French in both fiction and non-fiction. Translations for consideration must have been published for the first time in the United States between January 1 and December 31, 2012.
application deadline: December 31, 2012
more info:

Published Sep 13, 2012   Copyright 2012 Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren

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