The Review: PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature

The 2012 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature began today and I’m ridiculously excited!    What’s that… don’t know about the 2012 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature (the name doesn’t really roll off the tongue, does it?)? Queue up the official description – April 30–May 6, 2012 100 Writers from 25 Countries Writers from around the world convene in New York City to … Continue reading The Review: PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature

The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am by Kjersti A. Skomsvald (Kerri A. Pierce, translator)

Mathea Martinsen is an elderly woman.  A widow, with no children, she is facing the end of her life alone.  Even before her husband Epsilon’s death she suffered from social phobia – unable to approach people and unwilling to leave her apartment.  All her interactions require advance planning and extensive mental preparation, whether it involves speaking to a grocery clerk or greeting her neighbor’s son.  … Continue reading The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am by Kjersti A. Skomsvald (Kerri A. Pierce, translator)

News Flash – Update on Walter Moers’ The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books

There’s good news and there’s bad news.  Thankfully, more of the former. Random House Germany, publisher of Das Labyrinth der Träumenden Bücher, has been kind enough to confirm that there is an English translation planned for release in the U.S.  Negotiations are in process and, though no names were mentioned, I’m fairly certain that no one will be shocked when the U.S. publisher finally makes … Continue reading News Flash – Update on Walter Moers’ The Labyrinth of Dreaming Books