Friday Links: International Translation Day Wrap-up, New October Issues, More

This week's major holiday---in your life, I'm sure, as in mine---was International Translation Day! PierenePress did a heroic job of twittercasting live from PEN's translation-day events; I certainly hope they write a few wrap-up thoughts about the discussions on their blog. Meanwhile, the "top 10" suggestions to come out of a discussion of how to … Continue reading Friday Links: International Translation Day Wrap-up, New October Issues, More

Friday Links: Naomi Shahib Nye’s Poetic Mentors, Bloggers in Saudi Must Register? More

I have never done a link list, but there's just too much to write about today. # The U.S. State Department has issued a press release about Naomi Shihab Nye, her career, and her writing advice.  I find it a bit strange, although perhaps it's the sort of thing the State Department does all the … Continue reading Friday Links: Naomi Shahib Nye’s Poetic Mentors, Bloggers in Saudi Must Register? More

Publishers: Words Without Borders Suggests You Pick Up English Rights to /Metro/

The online journal Words Without Borders has put together another interesting edition of their "Words Without Borders Recommends" missive, their "quarterly tip sheet about WWB writers who we believe can be successfully published in an English-language market. " Recommended authors include Etienne van Heerden, Yehoshua Bar-Yosef and...Magdy al-Shafee, author of the somewhat ill-fated Metro. (If … Continue reading Publishers: Words Without Borders Suggests You Pick Up English Rights to /Metro/

Words Without Borders to Host Literary Blog Series from Palestine, Israel

WWB just announced a new blog series, hosted by MFA Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi and PhD in Comp Lit Chana M., that promises to explore literature and cross-cultural dialogues "in the Middle East" (although this, perhaps, is an editor's headline; the authors only talk about Palestine and Israel). Generally I blanch a bit at … Continue reading Words Without Borders to Host Literary Blog Series from Palestine, Israel