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Everything you need to know about the world's great writers and emerging voices is being collected and shared on the English PEN Online World Atlas. Head over to the Atlas to create (or edit) a profile for your favourite author or book, leave a comment or contact another user, and discover your next great read. We believe that great writing has the power to change your life and change the world, one book at a time.

The Atlas is proud to be partnering with the Hay Festival's Beirut39 contest, celebrating Beirut's year as UNESCO World Book Capital, to find the hottest authors under 40 of Arabic origin. Nominations are open until August 24th, 2009.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Poetry International Web: Poetry Translation Online

Poetry International Web features an amazing array of poetry from around the world, translated into English, including poets from Morocco, Egypt, and Iraq. They are looking for national editors for Iraq and Egypt to increase the number of poets represented on the site: if you are interested, you can contact Sarah and Madea on info [at] poetryinternational.org.

The current issue features a portfolio of poets from India under the title Poetry in Times of Peril, a title that we could borrow for the Atlas' portfolio of Palestinian writing!

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