Weekly News Update

By David Varno

Words Without Borders is co-sponsoring an event taking place this Sunday at the Station Museum in Houston, titled Cultural Narrative: Imran Aslam and hosted by Voices Breaking Boundaries. Aslam is a Pakistani journalist and president of GEO TV.

Complete details here.

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This year's PEN World Voices Festival begins on April 27th. Tomorrow, PEN will announce the schedule of events. Expect lots of World Voices coverage here on our blog.

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Today's Guardian has Albanian author Ismail Kadare claiming that íthere are no political writers,ë in a short piece from Alison Flood.

Here's a story of Kadare's that we published, titled íThe Abolition of the Profession of Curser,ë translated from the Albanian by John K. Cox.

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Susan Stewart's long essay in this week's Nation on the work of Umberto Saba and the shifting identities of writers from Trieste after the first World War focuses on the way that Saba's international modernism was inflected by music Italian poetic tradition.


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