Reading Lists

  • The Zookeeper's Wife
    January 13, 2014 | Justin Mai
    The recent movie adaptation of the novel Ender’s Game, along with the continued strife in Syria, remind us that, reality or fantasy, genocide is a topic we are unable to avoid. Whether in the...
  • November 6, 2013 | Kyle Margerum
    People often say food is good for the soul, not just the stomach. Well, literature is a lot like food—it comforts the soul in ways nothing else can. A good book takes you to a place, a time, you have...
  • International Halloween Literature
    October 24, 2013 | Janny Gandhi
    “Halloween wraps fear in innocence, as though it were a slightly sour treat. Let terror, then, be turned into a treat.” – Nicholas Gordon As All Hallows’ Eve approaches, prepare yourself for lurki...
  • June 5, 2013 | Sarah Smith
    Poetry has a long history in the Middle East (as author Khaled Furani examines in one of the new books listed below), and Palestinians in the footsteps of Mahmoud Darwish and many other predecessors a...
  • June 3, 2013 | Jen Rickard Blair
    “Resiliency is the transformative process in life that changes the dark coal of adversity into a brilliant clear diamond of strength. It is the force that energizes us to grow through diversity or cha...
  • April 22, 2013 | Melissa Weiss
    Retrato de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. por Miguel Cabrea, 1750.  Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651–95) was born in San Miguel Nepantla, Tepetlixpa, Mex...
  • Sao Paulo photo by Mau Alcântara
    March 28, 2013 | Yetunde Adebayo
    “In the city of São Paulo, I propose, identities did not just repeat and move, they simultaneously sprinted and ponderously ran the marathon.”–Discontented Diaspora...
  • March 13, 2013 | Kirsten Viohl
    “Below them is a French city, primarily, and English, too, home to countless nationalities, mingling on the one hand, blending languages on the streets, but also carefully guarding their separateness,...
  • February 27, 2013 | Yetunde Adebayo
    “Istanbul’s fate is my fate: I am attached to this city because it has made me who I am.” Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk, tr. Maureen Freely   After two Nordic stops, today we...
  • February 11, 2013 | Laura Hernandez
    Katniss Everdeen of Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games trilogy is just one recent example among many brave, inspiring female protagonists in young adult fiction. Today we extend our gaze acro...
  • January 25, 2013 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    We hope you had a great week filled with lots of good reading. This week’s links include several interviews and some great fun finds. Enjoy! News, Reviews, and Interviews Roger Allen...
  • January 11, 2013 | Kaitlin Hawkins
    Welcome to the first Friday Link Pool of 2013! We’ve gathered up all the fun and informative literary links we could find over the holidays (to help make up for how much we know you missed us, of cour...
  • WLT in Reviews 2012
    December 20, 2012 | Marla Johnson
    We are getting ready for our holiday break at WLT, wrapping up our year and tying up all the loose ends. As we prepare to go out the door and lock up the office until next year, we want to le...
  • Sherman Alexie's Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
    October 4, 2012 | Jen Rickard Blair
    As Banned Books Week comes to a close, we shift our gaze upon the censorship of authors on an international scale. Below is a list of 17 books that have been banned in the last decade. The original ve...

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