The Wall in My Head was released in partnership with Words Without Borders.


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Words Without Borders translates, publishes, and promotes the finest contemporary international literature. Words Without Borders’ publications and programs open doors for readers of English around the world to the multiplicity of viewpoints, richness of experience, and literary perspective on world events offered by writers in other languages. The said organization seek to connect international writers to the general public, to students and educators, and to print and other media and to serve as a primary online location for a global literary conversation.


Words without Borders is a nonprofit organization with an online magazine featuring works in translation from around the world.  Each month it publishes a new “themed” issue that focuses either on a place or topic, and highlights some of the most interesting contemporary writing.  The editors of Words without Borders have been involved in the publication of two other international anthologies: Literature from the “Axis of Evil” (New Press, 2006) and Words without Borders: The World through the Eyes of Writers (Anchor Books, 2007).  More information is available at wordswithoutborders.org.


Every month, Words Without Borders’ online magazine publishes eight to ten new works by international writers. Some published works were by Nobel Prize winner J.M.G Le Clézio, Herta Müller, Mahmoud Darwish, Etgar Keret, Per Petterson, Fadhil Al-Azzawi, W.G. Sebald, and Ma Jian, as well as many new and rising international writers. To date the organization have published well over a thousand pieces from 114 countries and eighty languages.


2010 have seen the release of The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry and Tablet and Pen: Literary Landscapes of the Middle East, edited by Reza Aslan and published by W.W. Norton.


Finally, Words Without Borders is building an education program in order to expose students at both the high school and college levels to a broader spectrum of contemporary international literature.  Its goal is to provide content and resources fostering the use of contemporary literature in the classroom.  It hopes that in reaching out to students, it can create a passion for international literature, a curiosity about other cultures, and help cultivate true world citizens.


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