Reading Lists

  • To accompany Roger Robinson's web exclusive piece "Marathons of Memory, Marathons of Life" and his essay "Filling the Unforgiveble Minute: The Literature of Running" in the print...
  • The following post-independence books have served as important literary markers: Fiction, Poetry & DramaAgha Shahid Ali, The Veiled Suite: Collected Poems (Pe...
  • The current issue of WLT features an interview with Danish writer Carsten Jensen, author of the maritime novel We, the Drowned. Here is a list of recommended maritime fiction by the...
  •    By Ru Freeman
    Ru Freeman
    Through a variety of stories, voices, and genres, Ru Freeman's recommendations offer unique perspectives on Sri Lanka. By discussing cricket as a meditation on politics, postcolonialism at a dista...
  •   Kenzaburo Oe Oe received the 1994 Nobel Prize in Literature (see WLT, Winter 2002, 4–51). His most recent work in English is The Changeling (2010).   Haruki Murakami After Oe, M...
  • In celebration of the NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature, WLT intern Kaitlin Hawkins asked some of the writers featured in the January 2012 issue about the chil...
  • With apocalyptic topics ranging from dystopia to nuclear disaster, this reading list compiled by WLT intern Kaitlin Hawkins also conjures ideas of end-days in all forms from poetry to pro...
  •    By Weam Namou
    Weam Namou
    In this new series, WLT asks distinguished authors to recommend books about specific subjects within their area of expertise. In this installment, we've asked Iraqi writer Weam Namou...
  •    By Ken N. Kamoche
    Ken N. Kamoche
    Kenya is a country in transition. For decades, the country enjoyed a reputation as an oasis of peace in a troubled east African region. But behind this façade of peace, Kenya's full potential cont...
  •   David Barnes & Megan Fernandes, eds. Strangers in Paris: New Writing Inspired by the City of Light (Tightrope, 2011)   Geoff Dyer Paris Trance (North Point Press, 2000)   Co...
  •    By Brian Chikwava
    Brian Chikwava
    Asked to recommend three titles that would provide greater insight into Zimbabwe today, Brian Chikwava turned to both fiction and nonfiction, listing a novel, a memoir, and a collection of stories...
  • Discover new authors to read from Armenia to Uzbekistan in WLT's post-Soviet reading list. Links to read or purchase each book are provided. Armenia • Azerbaijan • Belarus • Estonia • Georgia...

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