Announcing the 2017 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants

From a vast field of applicants, the PEN/Heim Translation Fund Advisory Board has selected 15 projects, spanning 13 different languages, including Arabic, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Nepali, and more. More

Germanness

Sarajevo was liberated in April of 1945. A month or two later they came for Opapa to take him to a camp, from which he, like all his compatriots,… More

The Illiterate Man

My first years were spent behind the shutters, in a room without engravings, in an archaeological silence a thousand years in the making... More

Flower Sedan

Of course, Mother assumed I was a virgin. She insisted I ride the flower sedan, that I was not to miss out on a prerogative so cherished. More

noon

do ghosts remember? which ones do? which / ones don’t? and if they do, which organ // might they use? More

A Man’s Secrets

He had to finish his books, this book he had written and rewritten, destroyed, renounced, destroyed once more, imagined once more, created once more, shortened and stretched out for… More

Dark Love

The car is heated by the afternoon sun, and I, pervaded through and through by a pain known as love, I don’t know it because I’m twelve, and so… More