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.