Celebrating the First Ten Years of the NSK Prize

A cofounder of the NSK Prize looks back to the award’s inspired inception.

The Swallows by G. Mend-Ooyo

“The Swallows” by G. Mend-Ooyo

Listen to an audio recording of this poem in the original Mongolian by G. Mend-Ooyo.

Jesus Never Understood My Grandmother's Prayers

Two Poems by Mikeas Sánchez

Listen to and read the english translation of “Jesus Never Understood My Grandmother’s Prayers” and “Nereyda Dreamed in New York.”

International Crime & Mystery: Ten for Your Consideration

10 Milestones of a Decade in Crime Writing

By J. Madison Davis. “Notice I don’t call this a “ten best” list. As W. H. Auden put it: literature is not a horse race.”

Celebrating the First Ten Years of the NSK Prize
The Swallows by G. Mend-Ooyo
“The Swallows” by G. Mend-Ooyo
Jesus Never Understood My Grandmother's Prayers
Two Poems by Mikeas Sánchez
International Crime & Mystery: Ten for Your Consideration
10 Milestones of a Decade in Crime Writing

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