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Words without Borders, the online magazine for international literature, presents an evening of new Guatemalan writing at the Community Bookstore in Brooklyn to celebrate the release of our October issue. Author Eduardo Halfon, guest editor of the issue, and WWB contributor Rodrigo Fuentes will read from their work. Following the reading, writer and translator Idra Novey will moderate a discussion with the authors.
Read the October Issue of Words without Borders: wordswithoutborders.org/current-issue
Rodrigo Fuentes (Guatemala) has received the short story awards Premio Centroamericano de Carátula de Cuento Breve (2014) and Premio de Cuento de Juegos Florales de Quetzaltenango (2008). His stories have appeared in the anthologiesAsamblea Portátil: Muestrario de narradores iberoamericanos (Casatomada, 2009), Sólo Cuento III (UNAM, 2011), Ni hermosa ni maldita (Alfaguara, 2012), and Voces-30: Nueva Narrativa Latinoamericana (Patagonia Ebooks, 2014). He is cofounder and editor of the contemporary art and fiction magazine Suelta and of the digital publisher Traviesa.
Idra Novey is the author most recently of Clarice: The Visitor, a collection of poems and images in collaboration with Erica Baum. Her debut novel Ways to Disappear is forthcoming from Little, Brown in 2016. Earlier poetry collections include Exit, Civilian, selected for the 2011 National Poetry Series, and The Next Country, a finalist for the 2008 Foreword Book of the Year Award in poetry. Her most recent translation is Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector's novel The Passion According to G.H. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.
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Words Without Borders
Words Without Borders is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the translation, publication, and promotion of the finest international literature. Since 2003 WWB has published over 2,200 pieces by writers from over 130 countries and 110 languages. We’ve also published seven acclaimed anthologies, including Literature from ‘The Axis of Evil,’ The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry, Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East, and Spain's Great Untranslated. Our online education program, WWB Campus, brings contemporary international literature into the classroom.