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Many Disquieters may remember this poem, a Paris Review staff pick!
“This week what I’m picking is translation, all of it, in general, but also this poem by José Luis Peixoto from A Child in Ruins, translated by Hugo dos Santos. At KGB bar, dos Santos read it first in the original Portuguese, then in English:”
Disquiet ’17 Faculty Jensen Beach received the Vermont Book Award for his collection of stories, SWALLOWED BY THE COLD. Congratulations, Jensen!!
Check out Disquiet’s Scott Laughlin’s story “The Hat” in The Common!
Dear Disquiet friends,
As the summer winds down, we want to extend a special invitation for supporters and enthusiasts of Disquiet to enter the Dzanc/Disquiet Open Borders Book Prize, ending Sept. 15.
Global awareness, international communication, and multicultural understanding have always been the principal goals of the annual Disquiet Literary Festival in Lisbon. Established in 2017, the Dzanc Books/Disquiet Open Borders Book Prize seeks fiction and nonfiction that embodies these same tenets: book-length manuscripts expressing diverse points of view, exploring global ways of thinking and being, and taking readers into experiences far beyond their own, whether in the U.S. or half a world away. The winning submission will be awarded a $5,000 advance and publication in Fall 2018 by the Disquiet imprint of Dzanc Books.
The Open Borders Book Prize, along with our Prize for Fiction and Short Story Collection Prize, will close September 15, 2017. You can enter any of these contests via our Submittable page. There is a $25 submission fee for each entry. The winners will be announced on November 1, along with a list of finalists in each category.
Check out 2017 Faculty Molly Antopol’s story, “Summer” in Granta!
Disquiet Faculty Chanan Tigay was interviewed while we were in Lisbon this year! Check it out if you read Portuguese!
Stefan Kiesbye, Disquiet Faculty ’15, has a new anthology out of writers writing cover stories including work by DQ Director Jeff Parker, Josip Novakovich, Faculty ’14, and Program Assistant, Jane Dykema: “Some of the best contemporary writers take classic tales as their points of departure, to venture into completely new territory and arrive at unforeseen destinations. The methods, treatments, and styles differ greatly. Every story is distinct.” Cover Stories is a New Pages Editor’s Pick and available for pre-order now!
Ru Freeman’s award-winning “Memory, Loss” is published by Ninth Letter! Check it out here! http://www.ninthletter.com/special-features/features-archives/160-freeman
Disquiet is so excited to host Granta Editor Rosalind Porter in 2017!