Tag Archives: Dominican Republic

The Best Translated Book Award Longlist

This year’s Best Translated Book Award longlist includes four works of speculative fiction in translation! Here’s the entire list:   The Queue by Basma Abdel Aziz, translated from Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette, from Melville House         Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada, translated from German by Susan Bernofsky, from New

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SFT Recs: Zombies

  “Greetings From a Zombie Nation” by Eric J. Mota, translated by Lawrence Schimel (Terra Nova: An Anthology of Contemporary Spanish Science Fiction, 2013) Mota’s engrossing story about a mysterious alien zombie virus and the zombification of Cuba is horrifying but also extremely believable.         Wicked Weeds by Pedro Cabiya, translated by

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Out This Month: November

Isra Isle by Nava Semel, translated by Jessica Cohen (Mandel Vilar Press, November 1) “This novel is inspired by a true historical event. Before Theodore Herzl there was Mordecai Manuel Noah, an American journalist, diplomat, playwright, and visionary. In September 1825 he bought Grand Island, downriver from Niagara Falls, from the local Native Americans as

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