Volume 89 No. 1, January 2015

Mia Couto, winner of the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, headlines the January 2015 issue of World Literature Today, which also features a special section devoted to flash nonfiction and a complete redesign inside and out. Additional highlights include a suite of contemporary Ethiopian poetry, essays by Elif Shafak and Zsolt Láng, an interview with Hassan Blasim, and poetry by Circe Maia and John Kinsella. As always, new books and book reviews are also featured throughout, along with exclusive content on the WLT website.

Table of Contents

Mia Couto: Laureate of the 2014 Neustadt Prize

Flash Nonfiction

  • by Brian Doyle
  • “Southwest Pattern” by Josey Foo
  • “Three Walking Meditations” with Lia Purpura
  • “Kal Is Tomorrow” by Vikram Kapur
  • “Finding Nelson Algren,” by Dmitry Samarov


  • by Zsolt Láng
  • “In the Listenings: The Gold Waxes” by Eric Ellingsen
  • “12 Thoughts for Aspiring Do-It-Yourself Publishers” by David Shook
  • “An Ars Poetica?” by Sergio Pitol
  • “Translating Sergio Pitol” by George Henson
  • “An Ars Poetica?” by Sergio Pitol
  • “Translating Sergio Pitol” by George Henson
  • by Elif Shafak


  • “The Atonement” by Murzban F. Shroff



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International Crime & Mystery

  • “The Idiotically Criminal Universe of the Brothers Coen” by J. Madison Davis


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