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November, 2013

The City and the Writer: In Kingston, Jamaica with Kwame Dawes

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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…...

From the Editors: On “Words without Borders: The Best of the First Ten Years”

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As part of our ongoing celebration of our ten-year anniversary, we're delighted to share this behind-the-scenes look into the making of our tenth-anniversary e-anthology Words without Borders: The Best of the First Ten Years. Editors Samantha Schnee, Susan Harris, and Rohan Kamicheril talk…...

The City and the Writer: In Amsterdam with Abdelkader Benali

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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 Calvino, Invisible Cities  …...

Children’s Books Found in Translation

“Folk Tales and Fairy Tales . . . Outside In: Children’s Writers Found in Translation . . . Win a weekend to see Father Christmas in Lapland! . . .” the promotional flyers for Sian Williams' The Children's Book Show, which first went on tour in 2003, are packed with promise,…...

The Week in Translation

what: Spain's Great Untranslated at the Miami Book Fair International where: Spain's Pavilion, Miami Dade College, 200 Northeast when: Friday, November 22, 7pm more info: http://ow.ly/qX5Uu what: Practice the Art of Literary Translation this Summer in the South of France Open to students,…...

In Memoriam: William Weaver

Beloved Italian translator, and Bard College faculty member, William Weaver passed away this week at the age of 90.  In a tribute to her "teacher, mentor, and friend," translator Susan Bernofsky writes: "If you have read any of Bill Weaver’s translations, you don’t need me to tell…...

Feminist Pencils (and Pens)

I’ve just returned from participating in an exciting international exhibition of feminist art: the "Feminist Pencil—2" exhibition at ArtPlay Center in Moscow.  Curated and moderated by artist Victoria Lomasko of Moscow and Serpuchov, known for her book, Forbidden Art,…...

The Perpetual Émigré: An Interview with Ilija Trojanow

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My interview with Ilija Trojanow took place under ominous circumstances. I was hoping to meet him in person; the United States federal government had other plans. As Trojanow tried to board a flight from Brazil to Denver, where he was slated to participate in an academic conference, he was pulled…...

The Week in Translation

what: Surveillance and the Naked New World: Ilija Trojanow in conversation with Liesl Schillinger and Suzanne Nossel where: Goethe-Institut New York/72 Spring Street, 11th Floor/New York, NY 10012 when: Wednesday, November 13, 6:30-8:30pm more info: http://ow.ly/qEWBz what: New Literature from…...

The Week in Translation

what: Singapore Writers Festival when: November 1-10 more info: http://ow.ly/qtjvI what: The Canadian Festival of Spoken Word  when: November 4-9 more info: http://ow.ly/qtjF5 what: Four Voices, Two Stories Join authors Gon Ben Ari (The Sequoia Children) and Ernesto Semán (A…...

The City and the Writer: In Porto with Rosa Alice Branco

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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 Calvino, Invisible Cities   Can you describe the mood of Porto as you feel/see it? Every time I describe my feelings…...

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