Fabián CASAS

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Fabián CASAS (born 1965, Buenos Aires) is a permanent contributor to the cultural section of Argentina's largest daily newspaper, Clarín, and is editor of the literary supplement; he formerly served as editor of the prestigious cultural magazine of Argentina's only leftist newspaper, Página 12. His first volume of poems, Tuca (1990), was chosen as the Poetry Book of the Year by Diario de Poesía en Argentina. Mr. Casas received first prize from the Argentina Authors' Society in 1992 and first prize from Columbia's Prometeo Foundation in 1994. His other publcications include El Salmón (The Salmon, 1995), Un Angulo del Mundo (One Angle of the World, 1994) and works in the anthologies Argentine Authors of the End of the Century and 70 Poetas Argentinos. His participation in the IWP is supported by the United States Information Agency.

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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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