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Siobhan Ni SHITHIGH is the author of the award-winning children’s book An Bhó Riabhach, and the poetry collections Na Leaca Bána, Nuair Ná Labhrann Éan, and Briathar an Tráthnóna. She is on a team producing an "Irish Catullus," due out in 2010. Under the name Joan Coen, her paintings have been featured in solo and group exhibitions and form part of collections in Ireland, Europe and the US. She is funded by The U.S. Embassy, Dublin, Ireland, The Arts Council Ireland, and other sources.


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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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