Coming in the November issue of the magazine

September 22, 2014
by WLT

A special section on post-Wende central European lit (1989–2014)

  • Jenny Erpenbeck (Germany), an excerpt from The End of Days, tr. Susan Bernofsky
  • Tomas Venclova (Lithuania) interviewed by Ellen Hinsey
  • Julia Fiedorczuk (Poland), 5 poems, tr. Bill Johnston
  • German-language poetry by Durs Grünbein (Germany), tr. Michael Eskin & Karen Leeder; Esther Dischereit (Germany), tr. Iain Galbraith; Raoul Schrott (Austria), tr. Iain Galbraith; Kurt Drawert (Germany), Kerstin Hensel (Germany), and Nora Gomringer (Switzerland/Germany), tr. Paul-Henri Campbell
  • Ana Blandiana (Romania), 5 poems, tr. Paul Scott Derrick & Viorica Patea
  • Milena Michiko Flašar (Austria), “All Souls’ Day” (story), tr. Michael Z. Wise
  • Szilárd Borbély (Hungary), 2 poems, tr. Ottilie Mulzet
  • David Williams essay on Sofi Oksanen (Finland/Estonia)
  • Constantin Severin (Romania), 1 poem, tr. Carla Baricz
  • Web exclusives: an essay by Necia Chronister on post-Wende lit; additional essays on Russian, Ukrainian, and East German writers; as well as poetry by Kuno Raeber (Switzerland) and fiction by Polona Glavan (Slovenia) 


  • The results of our 25 Books That Inspired the World writers’ poll
  • Fiction by Cate Kennedy (Australia)
  • Ryan Long interviews Bruno Montané Krebs (Chile)
  • Poems by Lawson Fusao Inada, Luljeta Lleshanaku, and Shahilla Shariff
  • J. Madison Davis profiles Romanian crime writer George Arion
  • Maxym Kidruk on What to Read Now from Ukraine
  • Visits to Prague and Santa Fe
  • and New books and book reviews spanning the globe