Translating Pope Francis, a reading list of ultimate survival stories, and more

March 4, 2016

Books on a black book shelf

News, Reviews, and Interviews 

The 2016 Neustadt Festival has been announced! WLT will invite Neustadt Prize laureate Dubravka Ugrešić to the OU campus Oct. 26-28.

Katrina Dodson won the 2016 PEN Translation Prize for her translation of Clarice Lispector’s The Complete Stories.

Via Asymptote, writer and translator Oonagh Stransky talks about the transformative experience of translating Pope Francis. 

This week’s Three Percent Podcast features translator (and WLT contributor) Adrian Nathan West, a discussion about Chris Jackson’s black literary movement, and more. 

The prizewinners for the 2016 Windham-Campbell Prizes have been announced.

After attending the 25th Havana International Book Fair, Tillman Miller prepared this contemporary Cuban lit reading list. 

In preparation for International Women’s Day (March 8), Verso Books shares this list of staff picks featuring feminist books. 

Fazilhaq Hashimi talks about the writing life in Afghanistan and writing about pain in this monthly column from Electric Literature.


Fun Finds and Inspiration

Following Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar win for The Revenant, Abe Books rounds up a book list featuring ultimate survival stories.

How is social media changing language? Jon Reed writes about this new “alphabet soup” of acronyms, abbreviations, new words, and more.

Book illustrator Chris Riddell has created a clever series of illustrations to unwritten books. Check out this post that includes 12 of his comical illustrated parodies.

CNET is bridging the technology and literature gap with a new series called “Technically Literature” that features original works of short fiction with unique perspectives on technology.