Volume 88 No. 2, March 2014

Ethiopian writer Maaza Mengiste headlines the March 2014 issue of WLT, which also features a special section devoted to cross-cultural humor in translation. Additional highlights include short fiction by Gianni Skaragas, poetry by Ketty Nivyabandi (Burundi) and Felipe Benítez Reyes (Mexico), and an interview with Richard Rodriguez. As always, new books and book reviews are also featured throughout, and an exclusive new interview with Mengiste can be found among this issue’s web exclusives.

Table of Contents

2013 Puterbaugh Fellow Maaza Mengiste

Cross-Cultural Humor


  • “Floaters” by Gianni Skaragas


  • The Desertification of Society: A Conversation with Richard Rodriguez by Spencer Herrera


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International Crime & Mystery

  • French Canadian Crime Writing: Will It Waken the Elephant Next Door?


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