PEN America and the Brown University Literary Arts Department are responsible for one of the most important and exciting literary fellowships currently running. The Brown University Literary Arts Department forged, with the aid of Thomas J. Watson Institute for International Studies and funding from
Just a guy with a blog (or five) and a love of film, liquids and words. Like WSB, I eat images. Like everybody else, I keep getting older; I just happen to write about it, from a particular angle, on the internet where everybody can see. Sometimes people pay me to write things. I also make little mov
In the spirit of the "literatura fantastica" penned by Latin and South American innovators such as Jorge Luis Borges, Carlos Fuentes, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Julio Cortzar blended fact and fiction in order to challenge the tyranny of "the rational in the real."
Cortazar taught in secondary sc
For most of the twentieth century, even as Latin American writers began to achieve world renown for their cutting-edge work, Brazil found itself without a laureate. That is, until Clarice Lispector joined the fray. Born in the Ukraine, Lispector was raised in northeastern Brazil, where she was expose