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The Wondrous Life of Maryse Condé (Tribute Documentary) 25 October | 5:45 pm - 6:55 pm WAT [12:45 pm New York, 5:45 pm UK, 6:45 pm Central Europe] Virtual Event Free Link to the event: https://akefestival.org/interview-life-and-time-with-maryse-cond%C3%A9 The subject of the 2020 edition is writer Maryse Condé. Born as Maryse...

Maryse Condé, winner of the Alternative Nobel Prize in 2018, is the author of The Wondrous and Tragic Life of Ivan and Ivana (World Editions, 2020) and Waiting for the Waters to Rise (World Editions, 2021).   [embed]https://youtu.be/q_eBPyL8Z0Y[/embed]...

Pilar Quintana's The Bitch, translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman, has been named a Finalist for the National Book Award in Translated Literature. Congratulations to Pilar, Lisa, and all of the finalists! Read the announcement from the National Book Foundation and The Washington Post here.  graphics by the...

On Thursday, October 8, 2020,  at 10 am CEST (4 am New York), Carl Nixon, author of The Tally Stick (forthcoming from World Editions in November 2021) will be in conversation with World Editions director Judith Uyterlinde. This event is hosted by Anna Soler-Pont of...

From the festival: Award-nominated works of literary translation by former participants in the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program will be discussed in this panel. Anja Kampmann, a German poet and novelist was a part of the IWP in 2010. She will discuss her novel High as the...

The annual Brooklyn Book Festival will take place virtually this year from September 28 through October 5, 2020. The main festival day will be Sunday, October 4. Visit the Brooklyn Book Festival website for the full line-up of events. You can visit the World Editions vendor page...

It is our immense pleasure to share that two World Editions titles were longlisted for the National Book Award in Translated Literature yesterday, as announced via the New Yorker.  The Helios Disaster (Trade Paperback • 4/7/2020 • 978-1-64286-068-9) written by Linda Boström Knausgård and translated from...

Welcome to America (World Editions, 2019), written by Linda Boström Knausgård (The Helios Disaster, October Child) and translated from the Swedish by Martin Aitken, has been longlisted for the American Literary Translators Association's annual National Translation Award in Prose. Martin Aitken is a full-time translator of...

A Devil Comes to Town, by Paolo Maurensig and translated from the Italian by Anne Milano Appel, has been nominated for the Northern California Book Award for fiction in translation as one of the best works by a northern California author published in 2019. There will...