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Marius BUROKAS (born 1977, Vilnius) is a project manager and editor in Lithuania's largest public relations company, Viesuju Ryiu Partneriai; he is concurrently completing graduate studies in Lithuanian literature at Vilnius University. He is the author of the poetry collection Ideograms (1999); his poems have appeared in various Lithuanian, Finnish, and Russian journals. A second book of poems, Planning a Murder, is forthcoming in the autumn of 2001. The US Department of State is supporting his residency at the IWP.

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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