Last night, the PEN American Center held a party to celebrate the latest issue (#11) of the PEN America journal, a bouillabaisse of fiction, poetry, essays and conversations among… More
In any case, since the book is supposed to be real, it follows that the story has to be written by an eyewitness to the events that take place… More
The PEN World Voices festival in New York featured Paul Auster and Guillermo Arriaga, Vikram Chandra and Kiran Desai, Valentino Achak Deng and Dave Eggers, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Caryl Phillips… More
SALMAN RUSHDIE: We’re gathered here to praise what many people would call the greatest novel ever written: El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha (The Ingenious Knight, Don… More
It was the spring of 1970. I was twenty-three years old, writing and translating poems, writing essays and reviews, but also dreaming of one day being able to write… More
1,001 LaughsBack in the thirties, Borges worked for an Argentinean womens’ magazine called El Hogar—a magazine of middle-class attitudes and presumptions, roughly similar to Redbook in America today. I… More
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