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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • October 8, 2013 | WLT
    In these new translations from Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese, you can visit the publishing houses of fifteenth-century Venice, the early years of Brasília, and twenty-first-century Buenos Aires. Bound in Venice by Alessandro Marzo Magno Translated by Gregory Conti      Paradises by Iosi Havilio Translated by Beth Fowler   Free City by João Almino Translated by Rhett...
  • September 30, 2013 | WLT
    Photo zeze57/Flickr To celebrate International Translation Day, we’ve invited translations of the following quote—about translation—by Andrés Neuman, the 2009 Alfaguara Prize-winning author and 2014 Puterbaugh Fellow. You can read the essay in which this line appears on WLT’s blog. Thanks to WLT friends, we begin this project with translations into Assamese, French, German, Hin...
  • September 26, 2013 | WLT
    Two University of Oklahoma faculty from the College of International Studies will appear on OETA (COX 14) discussing the current crisis in the Middle East on Sunday, September 29, at 1 p.m. Joshua Landis, an expert on Syria and the Middle East, and Samer S. Shehata, an expert on Egypt and the Middle East, will discuss the region’s current crises and the possibility of political breakthroughs. Th...
  • September 16, 2013 | WLT
    A Conversation with Chuck Beard  With independent bookstores closing even in those cities where they typically thrive, opening a new bookstore is an act of bravery, perhaps even faith. When Chuck Beard founded East Side Story, he not only opened a new bookstore but also Nashville’s first bookstore dedicated exclusively to local authors. What was he thinking?  Chuck Beard inside...
  • July 16, 2013 | WLT
    NEWS RELEASEFor immediate release Allyse Sanchez303-839-1415, ext. [email protected] Robert Con DavisExecutive Director, World Literature Today[email protected]     The 23rd Biennial Neustadt International Prize for Literature Nominees Announced Nine writers each select a nominee for the $50,000 award NORMAN, Okla. (Jul...
  • July 9, 2013 | WLT
    In June we offered a list of twelve summer reads, all translated titles. Today we add two more to the list, both stories of summer published this month. Phillippe Georget, Summertime and All the Cats Are Bored, tr. Steven Rendall (Europa Editions) http://www.europaeditions.com/book.php?Id=243    Pietro Grossi,  Enchantment, tr. Howard Curtis (Pushkin) http://pushkinpress.com/b...
  • June 18, 2013 | WLT
    NEWS RELEASEFor immediate release Allyse Sanchez 303-839-1415, ext. [email protected]  Robert Con DavisExecutive Director, World Literature Today[email protected]   Nine-member jury panel of highly prestigious literary figures will select nominees...

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