Words Without Borders

One of my favorite online mags, Words Without Borders, is featured in this New York Times article.

The idea took root well before Sept. 11, when [Alane] Mason heard from a group of German publishers, complaining as usual about the provincialism of Americans in the world of letters. She said she began to think about her own lack of knowledge of new writers from other countries, came up with the idea of an online magazine and applied for a grant.

The magazine’s Middle-East section is particularly worth your while.