• The city of Reykjavik framed in the foreground by a lake and in the background by cloud-capped mountains
    December 3, 2019 | Alizah Holstein
    I stepped out of Keflavík airport at 4:30 a.m. Far off in the dimly lit parking lot was the bus to Reykjavík—parked, empty, still off-duty. Winds buffeted me from above, the cold air curling its way u...
  • Books leaning on a shelf
    December 2, 2016 | WLT
    News, Reviews, and Interviews  WLT contributing editor and Best Translated Book Award judge George Henson writes for Three Percent about the Neustadt Prize and keeping the foreign in transla...
  • Book folded open
    November 20, 2015 | WLT
    News, Reviews, and Interviews The National Book Awards winners were announced Wednesday night. The winners were Adam Johnson in fiction, Ta-Nehisi Coates in nonfiction, Robin Coste Lewis in poetry, a...
  • June 15, 2015 | Marc Vincenz
    Dissipating Cloudcover Stormbreak                         distances unseen                          from the storehouse  lap of rain                          on the shingles  sky                      ...
  • Alda Sigmundsdottir
    June 20, 2013 | Michelle Johnson
    Photo: Annie Atkins Last Christmas Day, NPR ran a story about the preeminence of the book among Christmas gifts in Iceland. In a country that has the most books per capita in the world, publishers re...

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