Category: Dispatches

An Interview with Zygmunt Miłoszewski

by Richard Jackson, March 19, 2013

Zygmunt Miłoszewski is a Polish novelist, journalist, and editor, currently working as a columnist for Newsweek.  Born in Warsaw in 1976, he is the author of several books across a variety of genres.  His horror novel, The Intercom, was published in 2005, while The Adder Mountains, a book…...read more »

Category: Interviews

The City and the Writer: In Portland with Flávia Rocha

by Nathalie Handal, September 29, 2011

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If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.                                                                      …...read more »

Category: Interviews

The City and the Writer: In Athens with Dimitris Athinakis

by Nathalie Handal, June 21, 2011

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If each city is like a game of chess, the day when I have learned the rules, I shall finally possess my empire, even if I shall never succeed in knowing all the cities it contains.                                                              …...read more »

Category: Artists Talk: Israel/Palestine

Artists Talk: Israel/Palestine. An Interview with Raji Bathish

by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi and Chana Morgenstern, June 9, 2011

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In her latest dispatch for our Artists Talk: Israel/Palestine series, Azareen Van der Vliet speaks to Raji Bathish, a Palestinian poet, novelist, screenplay writer and cultural activist born in Nazareth. Bathish’s work has been widely published across the Arab and Israeli-Palestinian worlds. He…...read more »

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film icon Censorship in Egypt: An Interview with Magdy El Shafee

by Susan Harris, February 12, 2011

In February 2008, WWB published an extract from the first Egyptian graphic novel for adults, Magdy El Shafee's Metro. Set in a chaotic modern Cairo pulsing with economic and social instability, the novel protrays the city as a vortex of political corruption. When the book was published in Egypt two…...read more »

Category: Artists Talk: Israel/Palestine

Artists Talk: Israel/Palestine. An Interview with Till Roeskens

by Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, November 4, 2010

In her latest dispatch for our Artists Talk: Israel/Palestine series, Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi speaks to visual artist Till Roeskens, whose documentary film Videomappings: Aida, Palestine won the Grand Prix at the Festival International du Documentaire de Marseille, FID 2009. Directed and produced…...read more »

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film icon A Conversation with Alex Epstein, author of “Blue has no South”

by Bud Parr, June 10, 2010

Last week, Rohan and I sat down with Alex Epstein who was in New York City visiting from Tel Aviv. We had a very nice discussion on his book, Blue has no South, on mythology, angels, Jorge Luis Borges and lots of other authors and influences, short-form literature and poetry. This video captures…...read more »

Category: Interviews

Interview with Alina Bronsky, author of “Broken Glass Park”

by Daniela Hurezanu, May 12, 2010

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Alina Bronsky, a German writer of Russian origin, immigrated to Germany when she was thirteen, and published her first novel, Broken Glass Park, in 2008 when she was only thirty years old. The novel was very well received by both the public and the critics and was nominated for the Bachmann Prize, one…...read more »

Category: Interviews

film icon Poeboes Podcast with Samuel Shimon

by Andre Naffis-Sahely, May 10, 2010

Samuel Shimon (1956 - ) is an Assyrian writer, filmmaker, editor and anthologist. Born in Al-Habbaniyah, Iraq, he left his country in 1979. Over the years, he has lived in Damascus, Amman, Beirut, Nicosia, Aden, Cairo, Tunis, and Paris, and finally London, where he currently resides. He is the assistant…...read more »

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Interview with Etgar Keret

by Daniela Hurezanu, April 22, 2010

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The interview was conducted at the AWP Annual Conference on Saturday, April 10, 2010 in Denver, where Keret was one of the main featured presenters. On Friday night, April 9, Keret read together with George Saunders in front of an audience of about 1,500 people. On Saturday night, the Denver Starz Film…...read more »

Category: Interviews

Interview with Laura Healy, translator of Roberto Bolaño’s “The Romantic Dogs”

by Nicolle Elizabeth, March 12, 2010

This interview with Laura Healy, translator of Roberto Bolaño's poetry, is part of our month long look at international poetry and celebration of the release of The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry by the editors of Words Without Borders. This interview was a collaboration…...read more »