Words Without Borders Latest Offers a Global View of “Queer” Culture

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

International literary magazine Words Without Borders is focusing on queer culture this month with a selection of translated stores from across the globe… From their press release: We’re delighted to again give voice to a literary tradition that examines the world through an unaccustomed lens and with uncommon clarity and vigor. Writers from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, South America, …

Will 2011 Be the Year Translated Lit Gains Traction in the US?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at the surprise success of Words Without Borders and their new anthology Tablet & Pen. Yes it might merely be wishful thinking, but could translated lit finally be gaining some traction in the US? The consensus is that “American’s don’t read translated lit” and as we’ve written here before, there are valid reasons …

Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu…Who Knew?: Words Without Borders’ Surprise Hit

In Growth Markets by Chip Rossetti

By Chip Rossetti Last fall marked the release of Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East, an anthology of modern Middle Eastern literature in translation that has had a surprising success in the American market. Tablet & Pen represents a fruitful collaboration between the literature-in-translation online magazine Words Without Borders and anthology editor Reza Aslan, author of …