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  • Seven Lives and One Great Love: The Memoirs of a Cat
    May 13, 2014 | WLT
    As you’re building your summer reading lists, don’t forget these new translations.   Seven Lives and One Great Love: The Memoirs of a Cat Lena Divani Konstantine Matsoukas, tr. (Europa Editions)    ...
  • Book cover of Navidad & Matanza
    April 29, 2014 | WLT
    Every month, new English translations appear. Here are three of April’s offerings. Navidad & Matanza Carlos Labbé. Will Vanderhyden, tr. (Open Letter) In Chilean writer Carlos Labbé’s short metaf...
  • Poem in Your Pocket Day. Photo by andifansnet/Flickr. Adaption by Jen Rickard Blair.
    April 23, 2014 | WLT
     Photo by andifansnet/Flickr. Adaption by Jen Rickard Blair. Poem in your Pocket Day is tomorrow (April 24th), and you can celebrate by carrying your favorite poem with you and sharing it with other...
  • April 7, 2014 | WLT
    A cover feature on Argentine/Spanish writer Andrés Neuman, the 2014 Puterbaugh Fellow, plus highlights from the 2014 Puterbaugh Festival  and A special section on translation featuring Eric...
  • March 25, 2014 | WLT
    The following four titles are new translations released this month and are ready to jump onboard your spring or summer reading lists.   Stories Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, ...
  • March 25, 2014 | WLT
    The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) is one of the world's largest awards for children's and young adult literature, and it is given annually to a single laureate or to several. Authors, illustr...
  • Andres Neuman. Photo by Luis Angel.
    March 6, 2014 | WLT
    Photo by Luis Angel. Award-winning Argentinean-Spanish writer and translator Andrés Neuman will visit the University of Oklahoma as the marquee writer for the 2014 Puterbaugh Festival of Internation...
  • March 5, 2014 | WLT
    We need your help! Our March 2013 cover featuring the photography of Phil Borges is competing among some very big mainstream magazines, but we're hopeful that—with your vote—we can win. Cast...
  • December 4, 2013 | WLT
    Our official list of Pushcart nominees from the 2013 issues of WLT is complete, and we've published all the pieces online for your reading convenience. The Pushcart Prize annually honors the...
  • Mia Couto
    November 1, 2013 | WLT
    Mia Couto, laureate of the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. NORMAN, OKLA., Nov. 1, 2013 – Mozambican author António Emílio Leite Couto (Mia Couto) has been chosen by a jury of nine...
  • October 8, 2013 | WLT
    In these new translations from Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese, you can visit the publishing houses of fifteenth-century Venice, the early years of Brasília, and twenty-first-century Buenos Aires....
  • September 30, 2013 | WLT
    Photo zeze57/Flickr To celebrate International Translation Day, we’ve invited translations of the following quote—about translation—by Andrés Neuman, the 2009 Alfaguara Prize-winning author and 2014...
  • September 26, 2013 | WLT
    Two University of Oklahoma faculty from the College of International Studies will appear on OETA (COX 14) discussing the current crisis in the Middle East on Sunday, September 29, at 1 p.m. Joshua L...
  • September 16, 2013 | WLT
    A Conversation with Chuck Beard  With independent bookstores closing even in those cities where they typically thrive, opening a new bookstore is an act of bravery, perhaps even faith. When Chuck...
  • July 16, 2013 | WLT
    NEWS RELEASEFor immediate release Allyse Sanchez303-839-1415, ext. 41Allyse@CohnMarketing.com Robert Con DavisExecutive Director, World Literature Today405-...
  • July 9, 2013 | WLT
    In June we offered a list of twelve summer reads, all translated titles. Today we add two more to the list, both stories of summer published this month. Phillippe Georget, Summertime and All the...
  • June 18, 2013 | WLT
    NEWS RELEASEFor immediate release Allyse Sanchez 303-839-1415, ext. 41Allyse@CohnMarketing.com  Robert Con DavisExecutive Director,...
  • June 11, 2013 | WLT
    What are you reading this summer? Here at WLT, we believe no reading list is complete without several translated titles. In these twelve new translations, you can travel from 1931 Naples to...
  • May 21, 2013 | WLT
    In these May translations from Bulgarian, French, and Norwegian, you can see Marseilles through Jean-Claude Izzo’s eyes, witness a Swiss schoolteacher’s emotional crisis, watch Karl Ove Knausgaard’s...
  • May 8, 2013 | WLT
    Emily Johnson, Associate Professor of Russian in the University of Oklahoma’s Department of Modern Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, is a longtime contributing editor to Wo...
  • April 17, 2013 | WLT
    Tomorrow is National Poem in Your Pocket Day, and we are providing a printable PDF of “Words” by Dana Gioia, and the download comes paired with the Spanish translation by José Emilio Pacheco. The poe...
  • Eric Whitacre Ted Talk
    April 5, 2013 | WLT
    This Monday marks a week into poetry month and the opening of the 26th Puterbaugh Festival of International Literature and Culture. Continuing the poetry month celebration, we have a fun find that ti...
  • Chinua Achebe
    March 23, 2013 | WLT
    Photo by Angela Radulescu/Flickr   In tribute to Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe, who passed away this Thursday at the age of 82, we’ve opened the vault to share these compelling and inspiring words...
  • February 12, 2013 | WLT
    Rights free potrait. Library of Congress. Join us in celebrating Abraham Lincoln’s birthday by adding your translations of this short Lincoln quote in the comments of this blog post. Thanks to W...
  • Helsinki in winter
    January 30, 2013 | WLT
    Helsinki in winter. Photo Anthony Tison/Flickr If you’re like most of us, you’re interested in visiting cities all over the world but unable to do so, or at least do so as much as you’d like. In our...

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