Tag Archives: German

Out This Month: June

“An Account of the Sky Whales” by A Que, translated by Andy Dudak (Clarkesworld Magazine, June 1)         Me by Tomoyuki Hoshino, translated by Charles De Wolf (Akashic Books, June 6) “In a brilliant probing of identity, and employing a highly original style that subverts standard narrative forms, Tomoyuki Hoshino elevates what

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BTBA Post: Polar Bears and Cyborg Turtles: Some Non-Human Narrative Perspectives

(this piece was first published on the Three Percent website on 12/12/16 and was written for the Best Translated Book Award series of posts) I’ve only come across two books this year that take as their main narrator(s) a non-human creature: Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada, translated by Susan Bernofsky; and Mr.

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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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