Wednesday, September 15, 2010

International Short Fiction Issue (WLT)

The September 2010 issue of WLT (World Literature Today) includes a first-ever marquee section devoted to International Short Fiction, introduced by guest editor Alan Cheuse. Several pages are available online (names are linked).

Authors contributing short stories include Ana Menéndez (Cuba/US), Raija Siekkinen (Finland), Nicole Lee (Malaysia), Andrei Cornea (Romania), Fatou Diome (Senegal/France), Cyrille Fleischman (France), Simon Fruelund (Denmark), Benjamin Percy (US), Amanda Michalopoulou (Greece), Alix Ohlin (Canada), and Ru Freeman (Sri Lanka), with original artwork by Edel Rodriguez on the cover and Danica Novgorodoff inside.

Highlights include: an excerpt from Vietnamese American author Andrew Lam’s forthcoming essay collection, East Eats West, new poetry by Tedi López Mills (Mexico), Jyrki Heikkinen (Finland), and Roger Sedarat (Iran/US), plus interviews with Israeli author Eshkol Nevo and Dutch crime writer Charles den Tex.

Alan Cheuse is best known for his frequent book reviews on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. As part of the International Short Fiction issue, his essay "The Form Read Round the World: American Short Fiction and World Story" is online at WLT, author profile included.

About World Literature Today
World Literature Today was founded as Books Abroad in 1927 by Roy Temple House, a scholar of vision from the University of Oklahoma. From a modest seedling of 32 pages in January 1927, Books Abroad grew to 256 pages by the end of its fiftieth year (Autumn 1976). In January 1977 the journal became known as World Literature Today, reflecting the truly international range that its coverage and reputation had acquired. Now in the 84th year of uninterrupted publication, WLT is the second-oldest such literary periodical in the United States, and remains devoted to their mission of serving students, scholars, and general readers worldwide.

International Short Fiction issue (WLT)
online excerpts (click title row)
several print / online subscription options available

related links: short stories, bilingual authors

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great issue. I love reading work from all over the world. I am teaching World Lit in the spring, and I wish I could focus on just contemporary writers but I need to teach 1700's to present!