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July, 2013

Translation Roundup

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)!…...

The City and the Writer: In Madrid with Patricio Pron

Image of The City and the Writer: In Madrid with Patricio Pron
Special Country Series / Spain 2013 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.                     —Italo Calvino,…...

“The Tattered Cloak”: The Story of the Title

The Russophone reader will search in vain for a work by Nina Berberova entitled anything resembling “The Tattered Cloak.”  Yet not only did I publish a long story by her under that title, but the volume in which it appeared, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1991, used it as the title…...

Translator Relay: Ronald Christ

Our "Translator Relay" series features a new interview each month. This month's translator will choose the next interviewee, adding a different, sixth question. Alfred Birnbaum passed the baton to Spanish translator Ronald Christ, who has translated everything from Mario Vargas Llosa's novels…...

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