Friday Lit Links — Week of March 23
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 editor-in-chief, Kalpna Singh-Chitnis, translated three poems by Kedarnath Singh for WLT last year. Mr. Singh died this week.
Congratulations to our friends at World Editions. 2018 marks the year of the translation and publishing house’s entry into the US market.
The Waterstones Children’s Books Prize has been awarded to Angie Thomas for The Hate U Give, her monumental debut novel inspired by, among many things, the Black Lives Matter movement and Tupac Shakur.
Words Without Borders spoke with WLT executive director Robert Con Davis-Undiano to discuss his new book Mestizos Come Home!, which was also just nominated as a finalist in Foreword Reviews’ 2017 INDIES Book of the Year Awards.
Fun Finds and Inspiration
Wendi Aarons at McSweeney’s crafted this clever piece about loud businessmen in airports.
Over at The Conversation, Anna Cermakova and Michaela Mahlberg wonder if, perhaps, children are in need of more female villains in their stories.
And finally, looking for a little writing inspiration this weekend? How about basketball?