We interviewed relatives…. The discussions were lively; people disagreed about what had happened in the past. My great-grandfather had been murdered in Russia. My great uncle, a man in his late 60s, described the murder to us and as he did, he cried. That moment stayed with me.
by Edward Porter
This democracy of narrative importance makes The Known World a favorite in the academy . . . [W]hat’s more, the novel’s egalitarian agenda extends to the worst of its characters as well as the best—it levels in both directions.
by Juhi Karan
World literature is awash in writers who find their voice in their own good time. Here we bring to you five such authors, whose work comes to English speakers via translation.