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

How African Spirits Were Born

Miren harboured great anger and resentment. Finally overwhelmed by it, he decided to kill his brother and thus be recognised as the sole, undisputed ruler of the empire! More

How to Eat a Forest: In Two Acts

At times land was sold by the agent/ broker to a relatively poor immigrant, and subsequently offered by the politically connected seller to a prominent national government official. This… More

The Meanings of Yellow

Yellow has always caused me a certain amount of discomfort, perhaps because of its relation to sickness, to fear and despair. It also evokes power and the riches of… More

Night Walk

I think of everything there is that exists / and how little we know of it all / but mostly I think / of your sex / and your… More

A Tribute to Gregory Rabassa (1922–2016)

The PEN America community remembers Gregory Rabassa for his contribution to the world of letters, his masterly translations from the Spanish and the Portuguese, and his constant advocacy of… More