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The 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature: It’s Patrick Modiano

by Susan Harris, October 9, 2014

The 2014 Nobel Prize in literature goes to France's Patrick Modiano. In its announcement, the Swedish Academy praised Modiano “for the art of memory with which he has evoked the most ungraspable human destinies and uncovered the life-world of the occupation." Modiano is well known in France,…...read more »

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The 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature: Latest Odds (and Ends)

by Susan Harris, October 1, 2014

The Nobels kick off next week. Traditionally, the Swedish Academy reveals the date (always a Thursday) for the literature award only hours in advance, but since the Nobel week once again coincides with the Frankfurt Book Fair, the 9th seems likely. Other sources have been more assiduous in tracking the…...read more »

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The 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature: Our Office Pool

by Susan Harris, September 24, 2014

Between the World Cup and the World Series comes high season for world literature: time to place your bets on this year's candidates for the Nobel Prize in Literature. You can read two of the usual suspects, Adonis and Ko Un, right here, as well as laureates Herta Müller, J. M. G. Le Clézio,…...read more »

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Translation Roundup

by Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren, July 18, 2013

READ Honors and Awards WWB is proud to have so many of its contributors included on the shortlist for PEN's 2013 Literary Awards. Congratulations to Rachida Madani and Marilyn Hacker (Poetry in Translation); Aron Aji, Alison Entrekin, Rosalind Harvey, and Katherine Silver (PEN Translation Prize)!…...read more »

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Best Translated Book Award Fiction Longlist Announced

by Susan Harris, March 1, 2012

Three Percent, the resource for international literature based at the University of Rochester, has announced the fiction longlist for the 2012 Best Translated Book Awards. The twenty-five nominees include books by WWB authors David Albahari, Sergio Chejfec, Johan Harstad, Dany Laferrière, Inka…...read more »

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The 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature:  Week Two

by Susan Harris, September 28, 2010

Resuming last week's conversation, the speculation continues. Britain's suspiciously accurate Ladbrokes is yet to weigh in, but  Unibet has posted odds for candidates both familiar (Adonis) and ludicrous (Thomas Bodström), with Paraguay's thirty-year-old Néstor Amarilla the…...read more »

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The 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature: Our Office Pool

by Susan Harris, September 21, 2010

Between the World Cup and the World Series comes high season for world literature: time to place your bets on this year's candidates for the Nobel Prize in Literature. You can read two of the usual suspects, Adonis and Ko Un, right here, as well as laureates Herta Müller, J. M. G. Le Clézio,…...read more »