Words without Borders announces its September 2012 Issue: Writing from the Silk Road

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Contact: Joshua Mandelbaum, Executive Director
Organization Name: Words without Borders
Telephone Number: 917-499-8329
E-mail Address: [email protected]
Web site Address: www.wordswithoutborders.org

Words without Borders announces an issue of writing from the Silk Road.

New York City, New York, September 1, 2012Words without Borders (WWB) magazine announces the publication of an issue dedicated to writing from the Silk Road.

The issue features work from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia, Uzbekistan, and China.

The issue includes poetry from noted Uzbek writer in exile Hamid Ismailov, and from the Kazakh poet and finalist for the Russian Debut Prize, Aigerim Tazhi. Kyrgyz writers Konstantin Kondratenko and Alla Pyatibratova make their English-language debut. The issue also features fiction from Kazakh writer Ilya Odegov, long-listed for the Russian Prize International in 2011, poetry from the great Uyghur poet, Exmetjan Osman, and a chess memoir from Georgian poet and writer Shota Iatashvili.

WWB editor Rohan Kamicheril says, “It is wonderful to have so many compelling new voices in this issue, especially from a part of the world so underrepresented in translation. I hope that for our readers, as for me, the work in this issue will provide a glimpse into the complex and fascinating literary world that is flourishing, in many places against serious odds, in Central Asia and in the countries along the historical Silk Road.”

Elsewhere in this month’s issue, we feature new work from Nobel Prize-winner Herta Müller and Finn-Ole Heinrich, translated from German.

The issue will be released September 1, 2012.

For additional information, please contact:
Contact: Joshua Mandelbaum, Executive Director
Organization Name: Words without Borders
Telephone Number: 917-499-8329
Email Address: [email protected]
Web site Address: www.wordswithoutborders.org

Founded in 2003, Words without Borders is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding through the translation, publication, and promotion of international literature. Our programs include our online magazine, facilitating conversations, both in person and online, between international authors and high school students, and the development of materials to help educators incorporate international literature into their classes. WWB has been featured in the New York Times, the New York Times Book Review, the Boston Globe, the Guardian (UK), Vanity Fair, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, as well as in various foreign-language papers and numerous literary blogs.