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Why International Literature Now? Decolonizing the US Literary Landscape

This panel will be held in Room 206A, Henry B. González Convention Center, Meeting Room Level

Literature in English translation may be experiencing a renaissance but getting works in translation into the hands of American readers remains a challenge. In what ways can we engage new readers, promote translation, and incorporate international literature into curricula? An editor, publisher, translator, and reading series founder discuss the opportunities and challenges for international writers, publishing outlets, and booksellers and consider why reading literature across borders matters. Featuring Will Evans, Executive Director & Publisher of Deep Vellum, along with Stacy Mattingly, Shuchi Saraswat, Karen Phillips, and Sawako Nakayasu.

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