The Man Asian Literary Prize, translation workshops, and the Banned Books Week poster

March 22, 2013

There’s plenty of intellectual stimulation in this week’s links; join us now to delve into the deep theoretical recesses of literature and poetry.

News, Reviews, and Interviews

We often hear a lot from translators about the art of translation, but how do the authors being translated feel? Edward Gauvin shares his thoughts at Words Without Borders.

The Congo Literary Festival wrapped up a few weeks ago, and the New Yorker has a report from Siddhartha Mitter explaining the history and the significance.

English-language poetry is apparently declining in Pakistan, according to last month's Lahore Literary Festival.

The Paris Review has a rare 1984 interview of Elie Wiesel

Could the birth of a single word prevent the death of a whole language? The Huffington Post investigates dying languages.

Boris Akunin sat down in January with #NewWriting to answer seven questions about his life and work as a translator.

Malaysia's Tan Twan Eng has been announced as this year’s winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize.

Khaled Khalifa writes at the English PEN website about the context of the Syrian revolution and what it means for the future of the country.

A new handwritten poem by Jupiter Hammon has been discovered at the University of Texas at Arlington. 

For Your Calendar

Applications for the four-week Chinese translation workshop at the Vermont Studio Center are due April 1.

This summer, Columbia University will be hosting a translation workshop in Paris. Applications are currently open!

Fun Finds and Inspiration

You can now view pictures of Chinese Literature Today’s Neuman Prize exhibit at the Bizzell Library in Norman.

Did you think the book was better than the film version of a particular story? Show your literary pride with this new t-shirt.

This year’s Banned Books Week poster design has been revelead (and it’s wonderful)!

Check out all of the amazing book swag that Open Letter has created using its translated titles!

Perfect for World Poetry Day (which was Thursday the 21st), Seth Abramson illuminates 100 ways poetry can be in your life.

The dos and don'ts of poetry writing, courtesy of Reginald Dwayne Betts and the Poetry Foundation.

Fans of poet Tadeusz Różewicz can follow news of him and his poetry with a new Twitter fan account dedicated to him.