This month we present new writing by some of our favorite authors from our last decade. Please join us in saluting these authors and the many others who have graced our pages over the years.
Eduardo Halfon travels through Guatemala and into his past
Carmen Boullosa reports a theft in Mexico
Nahid Mofazzari discusses dual existences with Goli Taraghi and more by Can Xue, Marek Huberath, Mazen Kerbaj, Sakumi Tayama, Évelyne Trouillot, and Najem Wali. In our special feature, Elizabeth Applegate introduces writing on the Rwandan genocide by Koulsy Lamko, Esther Mujawayo and Souâd Belhaddad, and Michaella Rugwizangoga.
WWB's Tenth-Anniversary Gala
On the night of Tuesday, October 29, WWB celebrated legendary book editor Drenka Willen at our tenth-anniversary gala. We were joined by such luminaries as Goli Taraghi, Eliot Weinberger, Charles Simic, André Aciman, Jonathan Franzen, Carmen Boullosa, Lorraine Adams, Maaza Mengiste, Richard Price, and a host of others. Read about it (and look through the pictures) over here.
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Can you describe the mood of Porto as you feel/see it?
The mood of Porto varies in accordance with the sun and the rain. On days when the sun is absent, the gray granite tinges the city with sadness. I take on the color of Porto each day. more
David Varno reviewsSergio Chejfec's The Dark
At his best, the Argentine Sergio Chejfec carries the torch of the great ambulatory writers, from De Quincy to Sebald. more
Download a copy of our new e-anthology with some of our favorite work from our first ten years.
reviews Mircea C artarescu's Blinding.
Together, these texts form an ecstatic and elegiac epic, in which the reader travels across the body of a butterfly (literally and figuratively), from the beginning to the end of time. more