Roberta Levitow April 28, 2015 No Comments

New Armenian Writing by Women

This month, we feature fiction by the new generation of Armenian women writers, selected and introduced by translator Nairi Hakhverdi. Shushan Avagyan “deconstruct[s] every convention of traditional narrative and storytelling”; Ani Asatryan draws a picture of modern urban life in Armenia’s capital, Yerevan; Anna Davtyan gives us a glimpse of Armenian rural life; and Lilit Karapetyan portrays the city of Kars and the loss of its distinctively Armenian characteristics.

Coming in May

We will present new Palestinian writing alongside a feature of contemporary Bulgarian fiction.


Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature

Sara Bershtel, publisher of Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt, will be honored at the 2015 Words without Borders gala in November.


Selected Shorts: An Evening with Karl Ove Knausgaard

May 6 at Symphony Space

An evening with the sensationally popular Norwegian author of My Struggle, the six-volume autobiographical novel. Knausgaard will introduce readings by acclaimed actors of stories he admires and an excerpt from My Struggle Book IV, which is published in the U.S. on May 5 by Archipelago Books. Event includes a conversation with Hari Kunzru (Gods Without Men) and a book signing to follow.