Friday Lit Links: Week of Nov. 3

November 3, 2017
by WLT

An open book with glasses and a cup of coffee

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, On Beauty, and her latest release, Swing Time.

Carina del Valle Schorske details how translation helped her “transform her anxieties” of living between Spanish and English into being an artist.

Mohsin Hamid, previously featured in World Literature Today, argues why we are all refugees.

Istanbul’s libraries have become a place of refuge for its citizens in times of uncertainty.

World Literature Today’s very own Rob Vollmar will be moderating a panel at the Texas Book Festival, featuring the November issue’s guest editor, Yahia Lababidi, and Kenny Fries. WLT will also be sharing a booth with Deep Vellum Publishing, where the November issue will be available for purchase. 


Fun Finds

The Paris Review is launching a literary podcast that promises to be an “audio odyssey,” using archival tapes and interviews from authors such as Ernest Hemingway, James Baldwin, and Dorothy Parker.

Read one of the earliest published reviews on Bram Stoker’s Dracula, from 1897. 

A look at how Muhammad Ali promised to write the greatest book of all time, his autobiography, during the years when he was still trying to figure out who he truly was.