Two of the short stories featured in its page are the joint winners of the University of Leeds’ Chinese translation competition we helped out with a few months ago. It’s absolutely fascinating to see the differences between these two translations of Dorothy Tse’s vivid writing as they sit side-by-side.
The other short stories in this issue are a varied bunch, and come care of Giles Anderson, Mike Bonnet, Victoria Briggs, Thomas Chadwick, Annie Dawid, Ken Elkes, Pia Ghosh Roy, Richard Lakin, Catherine McNamara, Jonathan Pinnock, Naomi Richards, Anton Rose, David Shieh and Murzban Shroff.
On the poetry side, this issue features the talents of Kim Addonizio, Cristina Baptista, Anna Crowe (four translations from the Catalan of Manuel Forcano), Pablo Otavalo, David Russomano, Stewart Sanderson, Adie Smith and Sarah Stickney (two translations from the Italian of Gëzim Hajdari).
The issue is rounded out with two in-depth interviews. The first is with David Gaffney, the Manchester-based novelist and master of the (very) short story form, and the second is with the remarkable Ursula K. Le Guin. Both of our interviewees were incredibly generous with their time, and the final, fascinating conversations is a testament to this.
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Vaguely literary things we’ve been enjoying