IWP News

  • Poet Jayanta Mahapatra (IWP '76, India) on reading, writing, and what keeps him going.

  • A poetry reading and Q&A with the deaf community was part of Chris Merrill's recent visit in Kuwait.

  • Blogger and "Youth Hero" Nay Phone Latt (IWP '12, Burma) profiled in Sampsonia Way.

  • Orhan Pamuk (IWP '85, Turkey) and Kim Young-ha (IWP '03, South Korea) longlisted for the 2012 Man Asian Literary Prize!

  • Poet, essayist and activist Meena Kandasamy (IWP '09) is the lead-off quote in a recent Atlantic piece about the complexity of gender politics in India's social media.

  • On October 25th IWP has launched the WhitmanWeb, a multilingual, multimedia gallery featuring Walt Whitman's 'Song of Myself' in 9 languages.

  • Congratulations to Mo Yan (IWP '04, China), the 2012 Nobel Laureate in Literature!

  • Check out some highlights from Between the Lines 2012!

  • The first half of the Life of Discovery 2012 exchange between the IWP and the China Writers' Association has come to a close. The second half of the program will take place in the U.S. this fall.

  • The IWP's 2011 Annual Report is now available for viewing as a PDF or SWF file.

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  • To mark PEN International’s centennial, Words Without Borders has published a sampler of works by writers committed to freedom of expression. Algerian novelist and scholar Med MAGANI is among them.

  • A fall harvest of book reviews coming in: of The Others by Sarah BLAU (translated from the Hebrew by Daniella Zamir); of LO Yi-Chin’s Farewell, translated from the Chinese by Jeremy TIANG; of Véronique TADJO’s In the Company of Men

  • A fascinating interview with IWP’s Senior Advisor, professor Peter Nazareth, retired from UI’s English Department in spring 2021, after nearly five decades of teaching.

  • Word reaches us that poet HU Xudong  胡续冬, who also taught comparative and world literatures at Peking University (Beida), specializing in Latin American literatures, passed away unexpectedly. RIP, Hu Xudong…

  • We note with sadness the passing of Hiroshi SAKAGAMI 坂上 弘, whose long novelistic career garnered him major literary and cultural honors. A former president of the Japan Writers’ Association, he was until his retirement also the director of Keio University Press.

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