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Interlitq publishes Ana Laura Caruso’s translation from the English into the Spanish of Elspeth Davie’s story, “Concerto”

Elspeth Davie

Interlitq publishes Ana Laura Caruso‘s translation from the English into the Spanish of Elspeth Davie‘s story, Concerto.

About Elspeth Davie

About Ana Laura Caruso

Lionel Shriver attacks Penguin publisher’s inclusion policy

Author Lionel Shriver has written several novels including The Post-Birthday World and We Need to Talk About Kevin

Writer Lionel Shriver has accused publisher Penguin Random House of putting diversity ahead of quality.

It says new authors should reflect the UK population by 2025, “taking into account ethnicity, gender, sexuality, social mobility and disability”.

The company said: “Books shape our culture, and this should not be driven only by people who come from a narrow section of society.”

It has also said job applicants would no longer need to have a degree.

The We Need to Talk About Kevin author said the publishers were “drunk on virtue”.

Short film introducing the book “Dear Alice” by Tom Pow

Tom Pow

This short film introduces the book Dear Alice by Tom Pow including readings by the author.

About Tom Pow

Today, June 4, 2018 birthday of Richard Berengarten (aka Richard Burns), UK author

Richard Berengarten

Today, June 4, 2018 is the birthday of Richard Berengarten (aka Richard Burns), UK author, a Consulting Editor for Interlitq, and a contributor to Issue 9, Issue 12 and Issue 21 of Interlitq.

Pascale Petit awarded the 2018 RSL Ondaatje Prize for “Mama Amazonica”

Pascale Petit has been awarded the 2018 RSL Ondaatje Prize for Mama Amazonica (Bloodaxe Books). This is the first time poetry has won the Prize. Please read the RSL Ondaatje – Winner Press Release 2018 for more information.

Pascale Petit responds:

“I’m absolutely thrilled to win this particular prize for a book evoking the spirit of a place. I’ve been obsessed with the Amazon rainforest for 25 years, and I poured that obsession into Mama Amazonica. The Amazon has become my mother, in all her abused glory, and through that eco-system I am able to love an estranged and mentally ill parent. I’ve travelled to the Amazon four times, and recently stayed in a research centre deep in the Peruvian pristine jungle, and have observed at close hand how scientists are recording species as they vanish. It was there I saw a jaguar in his home!”

Read Pascale Petit‘s interview in Interlitq.

UK poet, Pascale Petit‘s Wikipedia entry.

UK poet Pascale Petit‘s website.

Read Pascale Petit‘s contribution to Interlitq‘s Poetic Voices.

Read Pascale Petit‘s contribution to Issue 6 of Interlitq.