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  • March 31, 2015 | WLT
    Join us to watch the live announcement of the 2015 ALMA award at 6:50 am CST, or tune in for a replay of the broadcast right here on the WLT website. The broadcast opens with a speech by Alice Bah Kuhnke, Swedish Minister for Culture and Democracy. Jury Chairman Boel Westin announces this year’s laureate(s), and the announcement is followed by a presentation of the laureate(s) by the jur...
  • March 30, 2015 | WLT
    A special section on new Israeli lit guest-edited byJessica Cohen, Adam Rovner, and Adriana Jacobs Fiction by Maya Arad, Yiftach Ashkenazi, Almog Behar, Roy Chen, Yael Ne’eman, Daniel Oz, Raveh Sagie, and Ayman Sikseck Creative nonfiction by Tomer Gardi Poetry by Mei-Tal Nadler, Yakov Biton, Tahel Frosh, and Saar Yachin Interviews with Dory Manor by Adriana Jacobs and Ronit Matalon by Dinah Still...
  • The hashtag #IReadWLT written on a sheet of paper with the magazine in the background
    February 25, 2015 | WLT
    From February 25 to March 10, we are inviting readers to tell us what they like most about WLT. In 25 words or less, tweet us some love with the hashtag #IReadWLT or post your reply on Facebook. We’ll aggregate our favorites and publish them in the next issue. Even better, send us a photo of yourself reading the print or digital edition...
  • Assia Djebar. Photo by Irmeli Jung.
    February 9, 2015 | WLT
    Assia Djebar. Photo by Irmeli Jung. The editors and staff of World Literature Today were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Algerian-born novelist, translator, and filmmaker Assia Djebar on February 6, 2015. In her honor, we reprint below the tribute Mohammed Dib penned in 1996, when she was named the fourteenth laureate of the Neustadt International Prize for Literature—the...
  • January 22, 2015 | WLT
    A cover feature on Iranian exile lit featuring Moniro Ravanipour, Omid Fallahazad, Mohsen Emadi, and Mana Neyestani, guest-edited by Persis Karim  plus Roberto Fernández Retamar’s reading recommendations on Cuba Michael W. Merriam’s essay on Haitian literature and conversation with Frankétienne J. Madison Davis on P. D. James’s mind for murder Poems by Lan Lan, Susan Rich, and Linda Hoga...
  • Meshack Asare
    October 24, 2014 | WLT
    Asare is the first African writer to be awarded the biennial $25,000 Prize World Literature Today, the award-winning magazine of international literature and culture, today announced Meshack Asare as the winner of the prestigious 2015 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature. Awarded in alternating years with the renowned Neustadt International Prize for Literature,...
  • Neustadt Festival
    September 24, 2014 | WLT
    Norman, Oklahoma, Sept. 24, 2014 – The 2014 Neustadt Festival of International Literature and Culture, featuring writers and scholars from Africa, Europe and the United States, will take place on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus Oct. 22 through 24. The festival’s marquee author, Mozambican writer Mia Couto, will receive the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature at a ceremony d...
  • September 22, 2014 | WLT
    A special section on post-Wende central European lit (1989–2014) Jenny Erpenbeck (Germany), an excerpt from The End of Days, tr. Susan Bernofsky Tomas Venclova (Lithuania) interviewed by Ellen Hinsey Julia Fiedorczuk (Poland), 5 poems, tr. Bill Johnston German-language poetry by Durs Grünbein (Germany), tr. Michael Eskin & Karen Leeder; Esther D...
  • 25 Books that Inspired the World
    September 1, 2014 | WLT
    In conjunction with our November 2014 cover feature—which will focus on central European literature since the fall of the Berlin Wall—the editors of WLT invited 25 writers to nominate one book that most influenced their own writing or ways of seeing the world—from anywhere in the world—and to add a brief statement explaining their choice. Now, it’s your turn to help us choose the...
  • July 30, 2014 | WLT
    The fifth and last round of the Summer Reading LitQuest continues with a trip through some of our recent interviews on the WLT website. Answer all the questions right and you'll be entered to win a free digital subscription to WLT! The interviews quiz is open for entries today, July 30th, through Tuesday, August 12th at midnight. Happy reading, and we hope you find a few new wr...
  • July 24, 2014 | WLT
    Celebrating the First 10 Years of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature featuring contributions from all six laureates and a retrospective by Kathy Neustadt A Special Section on 21st Century Indigenous Literatures featuring An introduction by Cherokee scholar Joshua Nelson Mongolian poetry plus an int...
  • Book Reviews
    July 16, 2014 | WLT
    The fourth round of the Summer Reading LitQuest continues with a journey through some of our recent book reviews on the WLT website. Answer all the questions right and you'll be entered to win a free digital subscription to WLT! The book reviews quiz is open for entries today, July 16th, through Tuesday, July 29th at midnight. Happy reading, and we hope you find a new book to r...
  • Essay Litquest graphic
    June 29, 2014 | WLT
    The Summer Reading LitQuest continues into July with a journey through some of our recent essays on the WLT website. Answer all the questions right and you'll be entered to win a free digital subscription to WLT! The essays quiz is open for entries today, June 30th, through Sunday, July 13th at midnight. Happy reading!
  • Poetry
    June 30, 2014 | WLT
    The Summer Reading LitQuest continues this week with a journey through some of our recent poetry on the WLT website. Answer all the questions right and you'll be entered to win a free digital subscription to WLT! The poetry quiz is open for entries today, June 15th, through Saturday, June 28th at midnight. Happy reading!
  • LitQuest Fiction Week
    June 1, 2014 | WLT
    The Summer Reading LitQuest kicks off this week with a journey through some of our recent fiction on the WLT website. Answer all the questions right and you'll be entered to win a free digital subscription to WLT! The fiction quiz is open for entries today, June 1st, through Saturday, June 14th at midnight. Happy reading!
  • Seven Lives and One Great Love: The Memoirs of a Cat
    May 13, 2014 | WLT
    As you’re building your summer reading lists, don’t forget these new translations.   Seven Lives and One Great Love: The Memoirs of a Cat Lena Divani Konstantine Matsoukas, tr. (Europa Editions)     Why I Killed My Best Friend Amanda Michalopoulou Karen Emmerich, tr. (Open Letter Books)        The Iraqi Nights Dunya Mikhail Kareem James Abu-Zeid, tr. (New Directions)     The Secret of Evil Robert...
  • Book cover of Navidad & Matanza
    April 29, 2014 | WLT
    Every month, new English translations appear. Here are three of April’s offerings. Navidad & Matanza Carlos Labbé. Will Vanderhyden, tr. (Open Letter) In Chilean writer Carlos Labbé’s short metafictional novel, two children go missing from the beach town of Matanza. The journalist narrator reports on the family’s case from an underground lab, where he and six others play a game in which they...
  • Poem in Your Pocket Day. Photo by andifansnet/Flickr. Adaption by Jen Rickard Blair.
    April 23, 2014 | WLT
     Photo by andifansnet/Flickr. Adaption by Jen Rickard Blair. Poem in your Pocket Day is tomorrow (April 24th), and you can celebrate by carrying your favorite poem with you and sharing it with others. In celebration of this day, we’ve asked a few poets to share one of their favorite poems with us. Lauren Camp Lauren Camp is the author of The Dai...
  • April 7, 2014 | WLT
    A cover feature on Argentine/Spanish writer Andrés Neuman, the 2014 Puterbaugh Fellow, plus highlights from the 2014 Puterbaugh Festival  and A special section on translation featuring Eric Abrahamsen, Lucas Klein, Syed Manzoorul Islam, Christi Merrill, and Michael Wood and A special section on eco-lit featuring Kris Saknussemm, Niyi Osundare, Maya Khosla, Wu Ming-yi, Liu Ka-shi...
  • March 25, 2014 | WLT
    The following four titles are new translations released this month and are ready to jump onboard your spring or summer reading lists.   Stories Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Rhett McNeil, tr. Dalkey Archive Press  This collection includes both the Brazilian author’s essay on world literature and ten stories available in English for...
  • March 25, 2014 | WLT
    The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is one of the world's largest awards for children's and young adult literature, and it is given annually to a single laureate or to several. Authors, illustrators, oral storytellers and reading promoters are eligible. This year's Jury Chairman, Larry Lempert, will announce the 2014 laureate at 1:00 pm CET (7:00 am CST), and the announcement will be follow...
  • Andres Neuman. Photo by Luis Angel.
    March 6, 2014 | WLT
    Photo by Luis Angel. Award-winning Argentinean-Spanish writer and translator Andrés Neuman will visit the University of Oklahoma as the marquee writer for the 2014 Puterbaugh Festival of International Literature and Culture, which will be held March 26-28. Members of the public are invited to attend Neuman’s keynote talk, which will be held at 11 a.m. on March 28 in Meacham Auditorium. Neuman is...
  • March 5, 2014 | WLT
    We need your help! Our March 2013 cover featuring the photography of Phil Borges is competing among some very big mainstream magazines, but we're hopeful that—with your vote—we can win. Cast your vote by liking the photo of our March 2013 cover. Each "like" is a vote, so you only need to vote once! Thank you for supporting our nonprofit literary magazine and our mission to eleva...
  • December 4, 2013 | WLT
    Our official list of Pushcart nominees from the 2013 issues of WLT is complete, and we've published all the pieces online for your reading convenience. The Pushcart Prize annually honors the best poetry, short fiction, or essays published in small press magazines and book presses.  Poetry  Lauren Camp, “Letter to Baghdad” (January 2013)  Amjad Nasser, “A Postponed Poem for New Y...
  • Mia Couto
    November 1, 2013 | WLT
    Mia Couto, laureate of the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. NORMAN, OKLA., Nov. 1, 2013 – Mozambican author António Emílio Leite Couto (Mia Couto) has been chosen by a jury of nine international authors to receive the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. The $50,000 prize is sponsored by the University of Oklahoma, the Neustadt family, and World Literature Today...

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