Weekly News Update

By David Varno

Bangladeshi author Selina Hossain, winner of this year’s Ekushe Padak award, was interviewed recently for Ariful News: A Voice Against Violence. We published her story “Parul’s Motherhood,” translated from the Bengali by Shabnam Nadiya.

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The most prestigious academic position in English poetry now has an Indian candidate. Arvind Krishna Mehrotra has been nominated alongside Derek Walcott and Ruth Padel for Oxford’s Professor of Poetry.

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Guernica features two provocative poems by Puerto Rican poet Rafael Acevedo, translated by Ricardo Alberto Maldonado.

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Our coverage of PEN World Voices has begun with a report from James Marcus on the inaugural event. More coverage of this past Friday’s event, Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio in Conversation with Adam Gopnik, is available on Critical Mass.


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