Letter from the Editor

  • May 30, 2013 | Daniel Simon
    Recent issues of WLT have featured Tahmima Anam (Bangladesh), Marina Carr (Ireland), and Julia Franck (Germany) on the cover. Two weeks ago, in a post on Words Without Borders, Alison Anderson wondered aloud, “Where Are the Women in Translation?”: As most of the readers of these pages will know, three percent is the rough estimation of the number of translations from other lang...
  • April 1, 2013 | The Editors of WLT
    April is National Poetry Month, and WLT will be celebrating. The Academy of American Poets began the month-long event in 1996. The Academy’s website suggests several ways to participate, ranging from attending a celebrity event at Lincoln Center to carrying a poem in your pocket on April 18. And if you need help finding a pocket-sized poem, the Academy’s website has an excellent selectio...
  • July 16, 2012 | Daniel Simon
      Since the early 2000s, World Literature Today has been gingerly dipping a toe into the fast-flowing waters of the World Wide Web. In the early years, we started out by hosting a basic website, with information about who we are and what we do, along with selected content from the pages of WLT. At the same time, in 2006, when we switched from a quarterly to a bimonthly publicat...