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  • A photo of the border between the United States and Mexico showing sparse population on the US side and signs of high density populations on the Mexican side
    May 18, 2018 | WLT
    News, Reviews, and Interviews ArabLit has put together a collection of five poignant quotes from Palestinian writer Atef Abu Saif, who lives in Gaza, that p...
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    May 11, 2018 | WLT
      News, Reviews, and Interviews This October brings the 25th Neustadt International Prize for Literature, and the honoree this year is Haitian American writer Edwid...
  • A photo of a stack of papers in front of a solid dark green background. A smaller stack sits in front where the handwritten letters are visible.
    May 4, 2018 | WLT
      News, Reviews, and Interviews Our new issue on speculative fiction includes an extensive list of international fiction in the genre. Carmen Maria Machado and Sofia...
  • A photo looking down on a single egg on a fine piece of blue china, framed by two hands preparing to eat the egg
    April 27, 2018 | WLT
    Photo by Cayla1 on Unsplash   News, Reviews, and Interviews   Our May/June issue is online and hurtling through the global postal consortiums as we type. Our cover s...
  • A photo of an antique student desk facing several stylishly designed stacks of books
    April 20, 2018 | WLT
      News, Reviews, and Interviews Kendrick Lamar dominated Pulitzer Prize headlines this week, but some other familiar faces to WLT readers appeared as well, including Patric...
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    April 13, 2018 | WLT
    News, Reviews, and Interviews   A rare document from the life of Marcel Proust has been uncovered and will make its public debut at the Paris International Rare Book and Fine Art Fair...
  • Three covers from the WLT Speculative Lit Reading List
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      Michael Andreasen The Sea Beast Takes a Lover  Penguin, 2018         Yoshio Aramaki The Sacred Era Trans. Baryon Tensor Posadas University of Minnesota Press, 2017         Lesley...
  • A typewriter, notepad, books, and glasses circle an empty spot on a rough woodgrain table
    April 6, 2018 | WLT
    News, Reviews, and Interviews   This past Wednesday would have been Maya Angelou’s ninetieth birthday. Read It Forward asked several authors—among them Calv...
  • A triptych composed of the covers to three books in the 2018 WLT Editors' Summer Reads
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    The winter break was one of long reads: Exit West, If Beale Street Could Talk, Manhattan Beach, Little Fires Everywhere. After a busy four months of editing and...
  • The words "Once upon a time" written on a piece of paper with a ink pen resting but poised to continue on the final stroke
    March 30, 2018 | WLT
      News, Reviews, and Interviews   Aminatta Forna, writing for the PBS NewsHour, analyzes the power of crafting one’s own narrative in the face of suffering...
  • March 23, 2018 | WLT
    World Literature Today magazine and the University of Oklahoma are pleased to announce Robert Con Davis-Undiano’s Mestizos Come Home! has been recognized as a finalist in the 20th an...
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    March 23, 2018 | WLT
      News, Reviews, and Interviews   The sixth edition of Life and Legends magazine is now out, and the theme is contemporary Indian poetry. The magazine’s edi...
  • March 16, 2018 | WLT
    photo : pixabay News, Reviews, and Interviews   This month, the Poetry Coalition will kick off the series Where My Dreaming and My Loving Live: Poet...
  • 2018 Puterbaugh Fellow Jenny Erpenbeck speaking to the opening night crowd at Fred Jones Museum
    March 9, 2018 | WLT
    photo: shevaun williams & associates News, Reviews, and Interviews   World-renowned novelist Jenny Erpenbeck is being honored this week at the 2018 Puterbaugh F...
  • An old-style fountain pen writes on lined paper.
    March 2, 2018 | WLT
    photo: pixabay News, Reviews, and Interviews In her latest blog post, Joanne Leedom-Ackerman shares the PEN International Women’s Manifesto, which was ratified at PE...
  • A close-up photograph of a small, wooden figure reading a tiny book.
    February 23, 2018 | WLT
    photo: pixabay / evgeni tcher News, Reviews, and Interviews   Kathleen Rooney creates a playlist for largehearted boy’s B...
  • A detail from the cover to Black Panther Vol 3 #1; art by Mark Texeira and Joe Quesada
    February 16, 2018 | WLT
    A detail from the cover to Black Panther Vol 3 #1, art by Mark Texeira and Joe Quesada. Marvel Comics. News, Reviews, and Interviews...
  • A top down shot of a writing desk with a manual typewriter, some plants, a cup of coffee, and implements associated with printmaking.
    February 9, 2018 | WLT
    News, Reviews, and Interviews Claribel Alegría, Central American poet and 2006 Neustadt Prize laureate, recently passed away. The New York Times recalls how Alegría...
  • A sprightly illustration of a woman walking her dog while listening to a podcast on her headphones.
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    illustration: jen rickard blair Even we will admit you can’t read all the time. You can, however, stay connected to literature while cooking, gardening, and exercising by listening to a well-produced...
  • Books crowd the entrance to a building in Italy
    February 2, 2018 | WLT
    News, Reviews, and Interviews The National Book Awards will now recognize works in translation, opening its doors to global voices for the first time in the history of the award. The prize for this ne...
  • January 26, 2018 | WLT
      News, Reviews, and Interviews The 2017 National Book Critics Circle Awards finalists are out and congratulations are in order! Kapka Kassabova has been nominated for her book Border: A Journey...
  • Jenny Erpenbeck. Photo © Katharina Behling
    January 9, 2018 | WLT
    Jenny Erpenbeck. Photo © Katharina Behling Norman, Okla. – The 2018 Puterbaugh Festival of International Literature and Culture (March 7–9) will mark the 50th anniversary of the world-famous Puterbau...
  • Returning the Gift Festival
    January 3, 2018 | WLT
    On October 9, 2017, World Literature Today sat down with six writers (in three groups of two) during the 25th anniversary “Returning the Gift: Native & Indigenous Literary Festival” held...
  • A girl reading a book and wearing a sweater.
    December 15, 2017 | WLT
    News, Reviews, and Interviews In case you missed it, WLT’s annual list of 75 notable translations is now on the blog and we invite you to share what books you would add to the list by tweeti...
  • Returning the Gift Festival
    December 11, 2017 | WLT
    On October 9, 2017, World Literature Today sat down with six writers (in three groups of two) during the 25th anniversary “Returning the Gift: Native & Indigenous Literary Festival” held...

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