Jane Wells

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Jane Wells is a freelance writer and producer living in New York. Since moving from the UK in 1984 she has worked for Granada Television, First Run Features, and Circulo de Lectores. She is the founder and president of Three Generations, an organization devoted to archiving and ending genocide. Over the last few years she has traveled to Sudan, Chad, Rwanda, Kenya, Botswana, Uganda and South Africa focusing her work on the plight of those whose lives have been ruined by the genocide. Her pieces about what she has witnessed in Africa have appeared in British Vogue and Diversion as well as the online journal The Huffington Post. She is producer of the feature documentary “The Devil Came on Horseback,” which premiered at Sundance in 2007.

Happening Now

  • 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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