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June-2022-Tokarczuk-Ognosia-Flammarion-Engraving
Flammarion engraving, unknown artist. Image © Ars Electronica.
Score of Anold Schoenberg's Transfigured Night
Outside Music
By Hernán Bravo Varela
Hernán Bravo Varela pens a sonically rich eulogy to his father using the music that he cherished.
Translated from Spanish by Robin Myers
Multimedia
A fox standing in snow is facing the camera
Fox by Chrisbkes is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Pityriasis Rosea
By Jokha Alharthi
In this short story by International Booker Prize winner Jokha Alharthi, a “herald patch” also heralds the end of a love affair.
Translated from Arabic by Marilyn Booth
whitewashed exterior of santo crist crhuch in veracruz mexico
© Alejandro Borbolla. Used under Creative Commons license.
Life’s Not Worth A Thing
By Fernanda Melchor
He was as cool as ice, the blue-eyed motherfucker even offered us a drink.
Translated from Spanish by Sophie Hughes
New Yorker critic Merve Emre and WWB Books Editor Adam Dalva
The Act of Persuasion: A Conversation with Merve Emre
By Merve Emre & Adam Dalva
New Yorker critic Merve Emre and WWB Books Editor Adam Dalva talk about the 2022 International Booker Prize, recognition for translators, and her journey as a critic.
Multimedia
A sprig of berries in shadow
Photo by Dmitry Bukhantsov
A Little Hole
By Alhierd Bacharevič
They stuffed these intoxicating little spheres into their mouths and kissed the juice off of the palms of their hands.
Translated from Belarusian by Jim Dingley & Petra Reid
Portrait of Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk
Photo copyright © Karpati&Zarewicz/ZAiKS
Ognosia
By Olga Tokarczuk
We will need new maps as well as the courage and humor of travelers who won’t hesitate to stick their heads outside the sphere of the world-up-to-this-point, beyond the horizon of existing dictionaries and encyclopedias.
Translated from Polish by Jennifer Croft
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