November 24, 2017

Book News: Dalkey Archive Among NEA Lit Exchangers

By Michael Rogers

The Dalkey Archive Press at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is among a trio of international literature projects selected through a national competition by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for its Literary Exchange program. Also participating in the program are the Eastern Washington University Press of Cheney, WA; and Wake Forest University Press of Winston-Salem, NC. NEA’s International Literary Exchanges funds U.S.-based literary presses to publish and promote contemporary literary anthologies in translation. NEA said that an important component of each project is “substantial public outreach to bring writers of the participating countries to the United States for readings and discussions and send U.S. authors to the partner countries to engage with audiences there.” The NEA International Literary Exchanges is part of the State Department’s Global Cultural Initiative.