Drinkable books, gender disparity, and more

August 21, 2015
Mia Couto. Photo by Shevaun Williams
Mia Couto. Photo by Shevaun Williams.

News, Reviews, and Interviews 

Online literary magazine The Mantle is starting its own publishing imprint under the same name. Its focus will be on international affairs, literature, and philosophy. 

The Montreal International Poetry Prize released its 2015 longlist, which includes WLT contributor Shahilla Shariff, among others.

Neustadt prizewinner Mia Couto was recently highlighted in the Guardian discussing his views on conservation after the death of Cecil the lion and how his heritage affects his writing.

Bustle featured a list of frequently banned books by female writers. The list includes Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi and Cracking India by Bapsi Sidhwa, among others. 

The Guardian highlights the gender disparity in some of the recent “best-of” book lists.

Here are five books to read if you want more information on the legacy of the 1953 coup in Iran.

Fun Finds and Inspiration

This drinkable book provides clean water for one person for four years.

Butcher and former pastry chef Cara Nicoletti wrote a cookbook/memoir that recreates meals from famous books. Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way Through Great Books celebrates food in literature.

If you ever wanted to take a literary tour of Ireland, now is the time. The Killarney Hotels Group put together an interactive map of Ireland’s literary landscape.