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Volume 86 No. 1, January 2012

American young-adult novelist Virginia Euwer Wolff, winner of the 2011 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children's Literature, headlines the January 2012 issue of WLT. Also, check out new poetry by Nathalie Handal, a French American writer of Palestinian origin, as well as several Burmese and Zapotec poets.Additional highlights include new fiction by Qiu Xiaolong (China/US), essays on post-tsunami lit from Japan and the crime genre of police procedurals, and an interview with Eva Stachniak (Poland/Canada).

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  • LETTERS/EDITOR'S PICK
  • WHAT TO READ NOW: Sri Lanka
  • CITY PROFILE: Hargeisa, Somalia
  • INTERNATIONAL CRIME & MYSTERY: "He Do the Police in Different Voices: The Rise of the Police Procedural," J. Madison Davis
  • OUTPOST: Kesennuma, Japan

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