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Category Archives: literature
I confess that I am among those Jews about whom Professors Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler write in the introduction to their recently published The Jewish Annotated New Testament who tend to “believe that any annotated New Testament is … Continue reading
I just had the chance to read over the 10 finalists for the storySouth Million Writers Award. (By the way, this award is for stories that were first published online–of any genre–so people who usually avoid my recommendations because they … Continue reading
I started the book just about an hour ago over pork souvlaki at one of the diners around the corner from where I teach, and I didn’t get very far. I am tired and I also had to read in … Continue reading
Norouz Pirouz! Eid Moborak! Happy Iranian New Year 2011 – An Auspicious Day to Announce My New Book, “The Teller of Tales: Stories from Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh”
I was, actually, hoping to post this yesterday, before the changing of the year, which happened some time between 6 and 7 PM, but I was very busy and didn’t get a chance to do it. So let me take … Continue reading
Written in the 10th century by Abolqasem Ferdowsi (NPR did a feature on him not too long ago), the Shahnameh (Book of Kings) is the national epic of Iran, telling the nation’s story by recounting the tales of its kings, … Continue reading
From a post by Olivia Snaije, Arabic and Hebrew: The Politics of Literary Translation, on the blog called Publishing Perspectives, and it is a shameful statistic if I ever saw one, almost as bad as the fact that less than … Continue reading
Quill Translation Award: If You Know a Translator with a Current Poetry or Novella Project who Lives in Queens, NYC
As promised, here are the guidelines for the Quill Translation award. Please note that submissions do not open until February 28 and that the online submission process will not be in place on the QCA website until then.
I am very late in posting this spot on NPR featuring the QUILL reading I was part of last week. I don’t appear in the spot, but there is mention of the QUILL Translation Award, a $500 award to a … Continue reading