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2009 TRANSLATION FEATURE


Speaking
across geographies, styles, and literary conventions, the works below bring us some of the most interesting voices—old and new—in translation.

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ONLINE TRANSLATION SLAM

For the inaugural installment of PEN's online Translation Slam, translators to test their linguistic mettle on 暮色, a poem by Xi Chuan.

暮色
by Xi Chuan

在一个幅员辽阔的国家
暮色也同样辽阔
灯一盏一盏地亮起
暮色像秋天一样蔓延

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READINGS

Paul Verhaeghen: Omega Minor
translated by the author

Jan Kjaerstad: The Conqueror
translated by Barbara Haveland

Chika Sagawa: To a Vast and Blooming Sky
translated by Sawako Nakayasu

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Evolution/Revolution
With Muriel Barbery, Jose Dalisay, Edwidge Danticat, Péter Nádas, Sergio Ramírez, Salman Rushdie, and Raja Shehadeh

The Language of Fear
With Wayne Koestenbaum, Colum McCann, Anya Ulinich, and more

The PEN Cabaret
With Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Parker Posey, Carrie Brownstein, James Franco, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Mark Z. Danielewski, and more

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FEATURED BLOGS
 
Ghana Journal: Poet Nii Lantey
Posted by: Laban Carrick Hill
 
Ordinary Time
Posted by: Lauren Davis
 
Freedom to Share: Ramadan's Hearing
Posted by: Deji Olukotun
 
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March 18, 2009:
PEN Presses for End to Ideological Exclusion


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