Amilcar BETTEGA

Amilcar BETTEGA
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Amilcar BETTEGA is the author of three books of fiction: O Vôo da trapezista [The Flying Trapeze] and Deixe o quarto como está [Leave the Room As It Is], both of which won the Açorianos Prize for Literature in 1995 and 2003, respectively; and Os lados do círculo [The Sides of the Circle], which garnered the 2005 Portugal Telecom Prize of Literature. Widely published in journals, anthologies, and magazines, he has also translated de Maupassant from the French, and attended residencies in the U.S., France, Switzerland as well as Brazil. He participates courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State.

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  • Kristian Sendon CORDERO (IWP '17) co-edited a special issue of Words Without Borders on writing in the Philippines. Its range of poetry in the country's many languages includes Filipino work of Genevieve ASENJO (IWP '12).

  • Muhamed "Nabo" ABDELNABI (Egypt, IWP '13) has been awarded France's 2019 Prix de la littérature arabe for his 2016 novel, published last year in the UK as In the Spider's Room .

  • Over on  Asymptote, in English and Cantonese, the long poem " The Man Who Lost HIs Shadow,"  by Hong Kong poet and editor Stuart LAU (IWP '17).

  • On fish-paste English and cheddar-English: a long interview at LARB (Los Angeles Review of Books) about language, politics, and language politics with Burmese poet and worker KO KO THETT (IWP '16).

  • Behind the 2018+ 2019 Nobel Prizes for Literature given to novelists Peter Handke  and Olga Tokarczuk are translators--one key among them Jennifer CROFT, novelist as well as translator from the Polish, Ukrainian, and  Spanish. Congratulations!

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