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Volume 89 No. 6, November 2015

Heralded by striking cover art by Australian Fiona Hall, World Literature Today’s November 2015 issue showcases Art Poetry, featuring 20 poems inspired by visual art created in the last half-century. Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk details the qualities of a great writer in an exclusive interview and Neustadt Prize juror Porochista Khakpour shares her list of must-read Iranian masterpieces. Our special section champions “Political Voices from the Maghreb” alongside new fiction from Hong Kong-based Dung Kai-cheung and the Pacific Northwest’s Lois Taylor. All this plus the book reviews, editors’ picks, and web-exclusive content synonymous with World Literature Today magazine!

Table of Contents

Art Poetry

Political Voices from the Maghreb

  • EXCERPT: “The Funerals,” by Rashid Boudjedra
  • ESSAY: “Who Killed Matoub Lounès?,” by Christopher Schaefer
  • POETRY: “The Illiterate Man,” by Ahmed Bouanani


  • “Gray,” by Dung Kai-cheung
  • “Boy out of Time,” by Lois Taylor


  • “Be Humble, Notice Everything, and Be Fair” A Conversation with Orhan Pamuk, by Erkut Tokman


  • Three Poems, by Lola Créïs


International Crime & Mystery

  • “The Evaporation of the Extraordinary Gentleman: S. S. Van Dine’s Rules,” by J. Madison Davis