Kaitlin Hawkins

  • The Sublimes by Yuri Mamleyev
    April 18, 2014 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    The newly released translation of Yuri Mamleyev's The Sublimes can be ordered with a 3D printed nylon doll. T. S. Eliot once described the month of April as the “cruellest month,” but we can’t believe how chock-full of celebration it is! From National Poetry Month to National Library Appreciation Week, April seems to have it all for literary lovers. Find these celebrations plus more in...
  • Sherman Alexie in a video interview with Poets & Writers
    April 11, 2014 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    Sherman Alexie in a video interview with Poets & Writers Between lit prize announcements and several very exciting upcoming events, this week was an exhilarating one! Make sure to pay extra attention to this week’s For Your Calendar section, where we’ve highlighted several great events coming your way very soon. News, Reviews, and Interviews Sherman Alexie’s books t...
  • Photo by Diane Cordell/Flickr
    April 4, 2014 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    Photo by Diane Cordell/Flickr This week was a mix of news, commentary, and fun. Below, you’ll find stories on the very first ebook and a new reading list for poetry skeptics. And don’t forget to check this week’s Neustadt Lit Links for even more literary news and updates! News, Reviews, and Interviews Translation has been compared to many things, but most recently, Edith Grossma...
  • Andrés Neuman
    March 21, 2014 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    Andrés Neuman, the 2014 Puterbaugh Fellow, will be visitingWLT at the University of Oklahoma March 26-28th. All this week, we’ve been preparing for the Puterbaugh Festival, where we will be honoring Argentinean-Spanish author Andrés Neuman and celebrating literature and translation. We hope you can join us, either in person or online! This week’s lit links feature news from around the w...
  • Krys Lee
    March 14, 2014 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    Photo by Matt Douma. Neustadt juror Krys Lee is one of two authors honored with an American Academy of Arts and Letters, read more about Neustadt Prize-related news in the Neustadt Lit Links. This week was full of news from around the world. Many literary prizes were announced this week, which you can read about in the Neustadt lit links on our website for the Neustadt Prizes. You’ll also find n...
  • The March 2013 cover of WLT
    March 7, 2014 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    While you’re browsing through this week’s set of lit links, we would really appreciate your help. We are currently in the running for ASME’s Best Cover Contest and need votes to win! All you have to do is click on this link to our March 2013 cover on Facebook and like the photo to cast your vote for us. Voting in our category stays open until Sunday, March 9. We appreciate your help! News...
  • Protesters in Kiev
    February 28, 2014 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    Barricade with the protesters at Hrushevskogo street on January 26, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. Photo Sasha Maksymenko/Flickr It was an exciting week for both World Literature Today and world literature. In magazine news, we launched the March issue, celebrating international humor and the 2012 Puterbaugh Fellow, Maaza Mengiste. In world lit news, new plays, new books, and new essay...
  • The Moon
    February 21, 2014 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    Photo by Fake Plastic Breno/Flickr This week’s lit links run the gamut of news: from new intellectual discussions to a campaign that wants to put poetry on the moon, we’ve got this week covered. News, Reviews, and Interviews Should translators always be credited in book reviews? Words Without Borders welcomes your comments on the subject. The world’s first poetry code s...
  • Stack of books in black and white. Photo by Georg Mayer/Flickr
    February 14, 2014 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    Photo by Georg Mayer/Flickr As the world celebrates Valentine’s Day today, we’d like to celebrate our love for great literature. Find great stories, reviews, and news in the links below, and remember to share your love of reading! News, Reviews, and Interviews Is there an absence of political anger in Western literature? Kamila Shamsie and Pankaj Mishra ask, where’s the rage? Th...
  • Art made from books
    February 7, 2014 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    From Art Made from Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed New partnerships and discoveries are at the heart of this week’s lit links. Two new poems authored by Sappho were uncovered and translated this week, making headlines across the literary world. You’ll find links to the poems and scholarly commentary in the links below. News, Reviews, and Interviews...
  • Neil Gaiman quote over a library
    January 31, 2014 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    What a week! The links below are full of the excitement, pleasure, and sadness that marked this week’s literary news. Most notably, find information about the death of José Emilio Pacheco, who passed away last weekend in Mexico. News, Reviews, and Interviews The Guardian notes that we have small presses to thank for the number and scope of translations on the market tod...
  • Human book chain made of 14,000 Latvians
    January 24, 2014 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    Fun Finds: Watch the video of 14,000 Latvians who formed a human chain to deliver books to a new library. News, Reviews, and Interviews Liu Xia, wife of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, is still contained under house arrest in China. Despite her lack of freedom, however, she still finds ways to be heard, most especially through her virtual poetry readings. The 2013 Saif Gh...
  • On Such a Full Sea
    January 15, 2014 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    The 3D printed cover to Chang-rae Lee's book On Such a Full Sea This week we said goodbye with sadness to both Amiri Baraka and Juan Gelman, two poets who recently passed away. But we also have causes for celebration, with new literary prize announcements, technological advancements in the industry, and inspirational stories filling up our reading lists. News, Reviews, and Inter...
  • January 10, 2014 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    This week’s links are filled with both the positive and the negative. New books, new opportunities, and new discoveries make up this week’s positives, but great losses to language and literature simultaneously leave us feeling truly saddened. Click on the links below for more information. News, Reviews, and Interviews Typographical Era released its picks for the best book covers...
  • January 3, 2014 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    We’re back! We hope you had a wonderful holiday and a great start to 2014. Below, catch up on all the literary news and tidbits you might have missed while celebrating. News, Reviews, and Interviews Right before the holidays, the Russian government gave approval to release the members of Pussy Riot from prison. But PEN International wonders if free speech was really victorious in...
  • December 20, 2013 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    This week, we published a special interview with Deji Olukotun, the inaugural PEN Freedom to Write Fellow, and one of the nine Neustadt 2013 jurors. In the interview (linked below), Deji spoke about censorship and digital repression facing international authors every day. In an effort to help people learn more about these critical issues, we’ve included several resources in the links below. Note:...
  • December 13, 2013 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    This week, we said goodbye to a towering worldwide figure: Nelson Mandela. As a champion of peace, equality, and worldwide education, he touched the lives of many people around the world. A heartfelt tribute from Nadine Gordimer, longtime friend of Mandela, is included in the links below. News, Reviews, and Interviews Physically seeing a language—in terms of mapping it out—can ac...
  • December 6, 2013 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    This week was all about new works and translations emerging out of the blue. First, new stories by J. D. Salinger appeared on a filesharing site and subsequently went viral. Then, previously unknown translations of well-known Indian author Rabindranath Tagore’s works popped up in Lithuania. Finally, Publishing Perspectives asked the question we all wonder from time to time: do we really need all...
  • November 22, 2013 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    Hollywood celebrities pass away in groups of three, they say; in the literary world, this phenomenon seems to happen in pairs. This past week, we said goodbye to two more literary figureheads: first, William Weaver, celebrated translator of Italian authors like Italo Calvino and Umberto Eco, passed away at the age of 90. Then, we said goodbye to Doris Lessing, the 2007 Nobel Prize laureate and ch...
  • November 15, 2013 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    Now that we’re nearing the end of the year, it’s time once again for people to debate the future of the book publishing industry. Will print publishing be totally replaced by digital publishing and ebooks in the future? Will we ever grow tired of reading novels? The links below explore these ideas and more. News, Reviews, and Interviews Typographical Era is hosting its very first...
  • November 8, 2013 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    Welcome back to another edition of Friday Links! Last week, we were busy celebrating the 2013 Neustadt Festival with our amazing jurors and visiting authors. We also announced the next Neustadt laureate, Mozambican author Mia Couto, who will join us next Fall to accept his prize. It was an incredible week, and we encourage you to check out our Neustadt Facebook page, our Flickr account, and the N...
  • October 25, 2013 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    After Alice Munro and Eleanor Catton were announced as the Nobel Prize and Man Booker Prize winners, respectively, new questions have arisen about women in publishing. In the links below, you’ll find articles wondering about what’s next for women, as well as articles celebrating the triumphs of past prolific female writers. Enjoy! News, Reviews, and Interviews The National Book A...
  • October 18, 2013 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    Another exciting week in the world of literature, once again for literary prizes. The Man Booker Prize was announced this week, the Giller Prize revealed its shortlist, and the German Book Prize was announced. We’re also excited for the 2013 Neustadt Festival, which kicks off on October 29th. Happy reading! News, Reviews, and Interviews This year’s Man Booker Prize went to Eleano...
  • October 11, 2013 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    This week was officially Nobel Prize week! Since September, we’ve watched the odds for each hopeful rise and drop, and we waited on the edge of our seats Thursday as the winner was revealed. And after a long wait and much speculation, Canada’s Alice Munro took the prize. You can learn more about her by visiting the links below. News, Reviews, and Interviews The Paris Review...
  • October 4, 2013 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    We’re ushering in the new month and the change of weather with literary links inspired by fall. Below, you’ll find more speculation on the Nobel Prize (to be announced sometime soon), a plethora of autumn-inspired poems, and several new literary events and prizes with deadlines this month. Enjoy! News, Reviews, and Interviews Is change on the horizon for the ethnic languages of B...

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