Volume 86 No. 6, November 2012

A portfolio devoted to Law and Literature headlines the November 2012 issue of WLT. Introduced by PEN Freedom to Write fellow Deji Olukotun, the section features stories, poetry, and essays inspired by the law. The issue also presents new fiction by Sandra Jensen (South Africa/Ireland), an essay on freedom in the work of Assia Djebar (Algeria), an interview with Marion Bloem (Holland), book reviews, new poetry, and much more.

Table of Contents

  • Editor's Note
  • “The Life and Times of Perry Mason: The Evolution of Today’s Legal Thrillers,” J. Madison Davis

Law and Literature

INTERVIEWS

  • A Brief Conversation with Johan Unenge
  • “Writing a Letter, Changing the Law: A Conversation with Marion Bloem,” Michelle Johnson

POETRY

  • WEB EXCLUSIVE Three Poems, Kiki Dimoula
  • Two Poems, Aaron Fagan
  • Three Poems, Bijan Jalali
  • “Single Last Sale: A Parallel Poem,” Changming Yuan
  • “More Than the Edge,” Lilah Clay

FICTION

IN EVERY ISSUE

  • What to Read Now: Dystopian Novels
  • City Profile: Rich Ideas and Reconciliation in Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Outpost: A Border-Crossing Library in Derby, Vermont, and Stanstead, Quebec

BOOK REVIEWS