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Yasser ABDEL-LATIF is the author of two poetry collections; the latest [‘Nocturnal Round’] was published in 2009. His first novel [‘Law of Inheritance’] won the 2005 Sawiris Prize in the young authors category. Abdel-Latif has also edited the short story collection [‘Half Past Seven on Wednesday Evenings’] and his articles and translations have appeared in numerous magazines. He is also a scriptwriter; his screen credits include No One Came Back (2007), The Eagle Road (2004), and An Upright Citizen from Maadi (2002). 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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