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September, 2013

Upcoming ‘Walls and Bridges’ Events

what: Found in Translation: Discussion when: Friday, October 18, 11-5:30 where: NYU Institute for Public Knowledge  20 Cooper Square (at 6th street) 10003, 7th Floor more info: http://ow.ly/pmmdF what: Foreign Language Hopscotch, Performance Featuring Polyglot NewYorkers. Co-presented…...

Spain’s Great Untranslated on Tour

We're delighted to announce the fall tour for the anthology Spain's Great Untranslated, the print edition of our March 2013 issue. The tour kicks off Monday, September 30, in Miami, then continues to Houston on October 2 and Albuquerque on October 4. In Miami, editor and translator Valerie…...

Translator Relay: Breon Mitchell

What is your connection to the language(s) you translate from and/or the place(s) where the books you translate are written? I grew up on the plains of Kansas and had no knowledge at all with any foreign language until I took beginning German in high school. I assume Mr. Goering,…...

The Week in Translation

what: "What Translation Means" Symposium when: Friday, September 27 where: James Gallery, City University of New York Graduate Center more info: http://ow.ly/pabyz what: Landscape with Yellow Birds: A Bilingual Reading when: Friday, September 27, 6:30-7:45pm where: Instituto Cervantes, 211 E 49th…...

WWB Writers at the Brooklyn Book Festival Sunday

New York readers, we hope you'll spend your Sunday afternoon with the many WWB contributors appearing at the Brooklyn Book Festival. You can kick off at 11:00 with our Andy Tepper leading Alexander Maksik, Juan Gabriel Vásquez , and Oonya Kempadoo  in thoughts on national…...

The Week in Translation

what: "What Translation Means" Symposium when: Friday, September 27 where: James Gallery, City University of New York Graduate Center more info: http://ow.ly/oXvFj what: Landscape with Yellow Birds: A Bilingual Reading when: Friday, September 27, 6:30-7:45pm where: Instituto Cervantes, 211 E 49th…...

The City and the Writer: In Bogotá with Juan Gabriel Vásquez

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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.                     —Italo…...

The Week in Translation

what: The Bridge Series: Russian Translators when: Friday, September 13, 7pm where: Melville House, 145 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY more info: http://ow.ly/oJtAY

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature: Our Office Pool

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,…...

Writing without Smileys: Dmitri Novoselov on “Traders”

Recently I unwittingly offended a friend. He didn’t get the point of a joke I’d made in an e-mail and took it seriously instead. Later he called me to sort things out. I asked why he’d felt snubbed: it was clearly a joke, wasn’t it? Pretty much, he replied, it looked like a joke…...

The City and the Writer: In Granada with Fernando Valverde

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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.                        …...

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