Reading Them Foreigners

Laila Lalami of Moorish Girl tells us that PEN is going to sponsor a New York Festival of International Literature from April 16 – 22.

There is also a shocking scarcity of international writing published
here (less than 5% of literary titles compared to upwards of 50% in
other developed countries). The lack of foreign writing, perhaps most
of all, contributes to an alarmingly narrow American perspective on
much of the rest of the world.

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