Articles by Alisha Kaplan

Russia is Restless: A Brooklyn Book Festival Event

September 23, 2014

On September 19, almost sixty people gathered at Karloff Restaurant in Brooklyn for dinner and conversation with exiled Uzbek writer and BBC reporter Hamid Ismailov and Russian-American novelist Boris Fishman. The Brooklyn Book Festival event was hosted by Restless Books, a Brooklyn-based, digital-first…...read more »

Articles by Alisha Kaplan

The Short on “Short”: An Interview with Alan Ziegler

May 9, 2014

Alan Ziegler—beloved Columbia University professor, master teacher of teaching, writer in his own right, and champion of short prose—is also the editor of Short: An International Anthology of Five Centuries of Short-Short Stories, Prose Poems, Brief Essays, and Other Short Prose Forms.…...read more »

Articles by Alisha Kaplan

Asymptote’s Third Anniversary: The State of Translation

January 28, 2014

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Despite the onset of winter storm Janus, the Housing Works Bookstore Café was packed on January 21 for Asymptote’s third anniversary event, “The State of Translation.” Asymptote is an exciting international journal dedicated to literary translation, published quarterly and available…...read more »

Articles by Alisha Kaplan

Remembering the Departed Spirits: Liu Xiaobo’s “June Fourth Elegies”

September 12, 2012

“Let the darkness transform into rock across the wilderness of my memory.” — From “Fifteen Years of Darkness,” June Fourth Elegies Every year since the Tiananmen Square Massacre on June 4, 1989, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has written poetic elegies commemorating…...read more »