Love letters to translation, Antonin Scalia’s literary references, and more

February 19, 2016
by WLT

Antonin Scalia

News, Reviews, and Interviews 

Author Aleksandar Hemon reflects on the deadly error in dehumanizing millions of refugees.

In this review of Inongo vi Makomè’s book Natives, Aaron Bady discusses the availability of Equatoguinean works in English. 

Neustadt laureate Rohinton Mistry’s novels set the stage for this article about Parsi cuisine. 

This episode of Litopia After Dark explores Icelandic literature and the current state of publishing.

What do books do for the human spirit? Brain Pickings shares Polish poet Wisława Szymborska’s perspective on the matter.

A new study shows that 92 percent of university students prefer paper books over ebooks.

Translator Idra Novey describes her novel Ways to Disappear as a “love letter to translation.”


Fun Finds and Inspiration 

Literary Hub asks: “Was Antonin Scalia the most literary of the Supreme Court justices?”

These 8 library bars are cozy book havens where people can enjoy a classic cocktail and book.

This infographic features 15 books with more characters than you can keep track of.