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Kenzaburo Oe on winning the Nobel Prize: “One earns a kind of currency that one can use in a much wider realm. But for the author, nothing changes.”
New fiction: Jesse Ball on early death, György Dragomán on the end of the world, and Graham Joyce on war.
New poems by Louise Glück, Steven Gizitsky, and Bob Hicok.
Liao Yiwu returns to China's lower depths: “Everyone stood up and began to applaud rhythmically while saying in unison, The communal kitchen is good, we have excellent food. Before their slogan shouting ended, several people collapsed to the floor—they were too weak to stand up for so long.”
Plus photographs by Nicolás Haro and a debut story from Alistair Morgan.
György Dragomán, End of the World
Alistair Morgan, Icebergs Full Text
Kenzaburo Oe, The Art of Fiction No. 195 Full Text
Steven Gizitsky, Five Poems