Sunday Submissions: ‘Banned: Seven Weeks of Literature,’ ‘Finish Your Book Fellowship,’ More

There is no fee to apply. There is no restriction on age, gender, sexuality, or nationality. 20, 2017, and they’re looking for fiction, flash, poetry, and flash nonfiction that “engage both the politics and poetics of place and space, that examine the meanings of borders and identities.” More at the website. This   Sunday, suggested

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The World of Yesterday, Today: On Maria Schrader’s “Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe”

And I’m trying to start this conversation, exactly this. The most fascinating thing for me was this “level 24, box 15, folder six.” I just tried to visualize how they store it. Zweig’s perspective is diametrically opposed to Ludwig’s. How should we understand Zweig’s suicide? It’s a very complex question and there are probably a

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FACTS

#fakenews #NewYorkTimes #China #PresidentXi * ALTERNATIVE FACT:   “Sen. Xi. It’s very serious. Previously, President Trump, Vice President Pence and Spicer have   denied the existence of any such contacts during a   campaign in which the Russian government interfered in order to help elect Trump.FACT: In an interview with the Washington Post published on

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Merely Judgment

And if those characters are true, if they have enough of the qualities of the people you met in real life, I think those insights can be true. And Rena is a quiet watchful character, so it was interesting to see how other people saw him. The hearings we have are the most theatrical and

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One of Them Now, Finally: Stephen Graham Jones’s “Mongrels”

Like many of Jones’s characters, the boy is driven by the desperate wish to belong. As harmless as those letters might seem, as smoothed over and polished as every chapter in Mongrels might appear in comparison to the wild, chaotic scenes in some of Jones’s earlier works, they’re still sharp around the edges, and they

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A Successful First ‘Stories and Songs for Syrians,’ and a Book to Translate

Some of the families brought baklava and falafel and on the Saturday   one mum brought cat-shaped biscuits and a local cafe supplied a tray of rose and pistachio donuts – amazing! Kaadan read and workshopped both from her English-language book,   The Jasmine Sneeze,   as well as from one of her Arabic books,

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Sunday Submissions: Apply for 3rd Annual Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference

However, this is not only for the independently wealthy translator, as financial aid is available, and organizers report there are at least two fully paid slots. It   includes translation workshops   in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, craft classes, meetings with editors and   agents, and readings by faculty and

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Sinan Antoon’s IPAF-longlisted ‘Index’ and the Emotional Lives of Objects

While visiting Al Mutannabbi Street, looking for books to buy, he meets Wadoud, who owns a bookshop on Baghdad’s famous bookselling street. When a student asks him to abandon his lesson and teach him how to say “on your knees, put up your hands, go back” in Arabic, so he can use it when he

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The Annual Anti-Valentine’s Day Poem: ‘The Wall of Lost Chances’

Ahmed Taha is an Egyptian poet who has published four collections of poetry. Despite this, he remains little known outside the Arab world. This year, from   Ahmad Taha’s Empire of Walls: The wall of lost chances By Ahmed Taha, translated from the Arabic by Thoraya El-Rayyes   Without a care you push your black

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Iraq + 100 Writers Anoud and Diyaa al-Jubeili, Writing ‘About the Fires Burning You Up from Within’

I imagine that’s a struggle that would be much different if you were gazing down on the forest from atop a mountain rather than wandering within it. The Poleax   also recently published a discussion between   Iraq + 100   contributor Diyaa al-Jubeili and translator Andrew Leber, who brought al-Jubeili’s “The Worker” into English.

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IPAF-longlisted ‘Paulo’: Exhausting and Unsettling, Like the Egyptian Revolution

Paulo has strong links to the vibrant and pro-revolutionary cultural scene in Cairo as well as to the Egyptian security apparatus before and during the time of the revolution. Asmaa Abdallah reviews another of the titles on the 2017 International Prize for Arabic Fiction longlist: Youssef Rakha’s   Paulo: By Asmaa Abdallah Youssef Rakha’s novel

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Prominent Authors, Including Elias Khoury, Make 2017 International Prize for Arabic Fiction Shortlist

They range from the historical to the very contemporary:   A Small Death   harks back the farthest, following 12th-century   Sufi thinker Ibn Arabi;   In The Spider’s Chamber is focused on   the Queen Boat arrests of gay men in Egypt in 2001;   Al-Sabiliat   takes place during the Iran-Iraq war of

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