Friday Lit Links

  • 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...
  • Looking down a narrow path with walls crammed with books looming in from both sides
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A close-up shot of a book resting in an unknown person's lap with light streaming in from the left
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • December 8, 2017 | WLT
    News, Reviews, and Interviews The “Silence Breakers” who have spoken out publicly and anonymously about sexual assault and harassment were named Time’s 2017 Pers...
  • December 1, 2017 | WLT
    News, Reviews, and Interviews Buenas noticias for the Hispanic community in Los Angeles! The Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB) will be taking Les Figues Press under its wing to hel...
  • November 17, 2017 | WLT
    News, Reviews, and Interviews Congratulations to forthcoming WLT contributors Seth Michelson and Derick Mattern who were announced this week as recipients of 2018 NEA Literature Translation...
  • November 10, 2017 | WLT
    News, Reviews, and Interviews Autostraddle’s list of 8 speculative fiction short collections featuring queer characters lists Helen Oyeyemi’s What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, an editor’s pick...
  • November 3, 2017 | WLT
    News, Reviews, and Interviews Zadie Smith will be awarded the 2017 Langston Hughes Medal in Harlem on November 16. She is the New York Times best-selling author of White Teeth, ...
  • October 27, 2017 | WLT
    News, Reviews, and Interviews Tillman Miller interviewed Sokunthary Svay, the first voice of what she hopes is a new generation of Cambodian American literature. Rediscover the Khvoshchinskaya sister...
  • An open book
    October 13, 2017 | WLT
    News, Reviews, and Interviews  This week marks the 50th anniversary celebration of the International Writing Program in Iowa! Today at noon, WLT editor in chief Daniel Simon will lead a pane...
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. Photo by Tanasha Pina
    October 6, 2017 | WLT
    Photo by Tanisha Pina News, Reviews, and Interviews Kazuo Ishiguro has won the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature. He has written eight books which have been translated into over 40 lan...
  • September 29, 2017 | WLT
    International Translation Day also marks the inaugural launch of the World Literature Today Translation Prize! The prize is open for entries through January 1, 2018. News, Reviews, and Inter...
  • September 22, 2017 | WLT
    News, Reviews, and Interviews  In this week’s episode of the American Scholar’s Smarty Pants podcast, former Poet Laureate of the UK Andre Motion talks about his work, Jennifer Choi unearths...
  • Coffee and a book on a table
    September 15, 2017 | WLT
    News, Reviews, and Interviews The National Book Awards longlist for Young People’s Literature includes previous NSK Prize jurors Mitali Perkins and Rita Williams-Garcia! Visit the National Book Award...

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