Authors representing 10 countries — 6 countries for the first time — are included on the shortlist for the Man Booker International Prize.
Congolese writer Alain Mabanckou discusses his work and how immigrating to America impacted his writing.
Authors exiled from Iran, Cuba, Afghanistan, Egypt, Algeria and the Congo discuss oppression, inspiration, and the cost of freedom.
By Edward Nawotka “Vis-à-Vis,” a new French-American literary festival organized by the Cultural Services Department of the French Embassy, will take place in Venice, on May 15, 2010 and then travel to San Francisco on May 16. It’s free and open to the public. Authors participating include some serious bold-faced names, such as Philippe Djian, Steve Erickson, Alain Mabanckou, Véronique …