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The New York Public Library Launches Its First World Literature Festival Highlighting its Multicultural Collections and Resources for New York’s Diverse Communities

Press Release


In this release: Eka Kurniawan, Beauty Is A Wound,
New York Public Library, Apr 12, 2021


The New York Public Library hosts its first World Literature Festival beginning April 12, featuring a series of virtual events, book lists, and programs honoring the Library’s commitment to serving the diverse communities of New York City. Launching at the start of Immigrant Heritage Week and running through April 30, the World Literature Festival showcases Library resources that reflect the wide-ranging cultures and languages of the New Yorkers that NYPL serves.
The Festival specifically highlights the Library’s World Languages collection—which includes books and materials in over 60 languages available digitally and at branches throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island—and will offer a robust selection of literary events with authors from around the world, book discussion groups, and bilingual storytimes for children.

The Library will also release a book list, World Literature In Translation, a curated selection of 25 books originally published in languages other than English that have been translated. This list is available online and contains titles available to borrow in a range of formats from the Library’s digital and physical collections, including accessible editions.

Beauty Is a Wound, a novel by Eka Kurniawan, translated from Indonesian by Annie Tucker, is among 25 translation books featured.

Read the full release here.

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