All this week, I’ll be highlighting the unexpectedly large number of Danish works of speculative fiction available in English! First up is Peter Adolphsen’s Machine (2006), translated by Charlotte Barslund (Harvill Secker, 2008). “The heart of a prehistoric horse 55 million years ago eventually transformed into oil, refined into gasoline, put in a car and
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Speculative fiction in English translation from the Nordic countries has been available as far back as the turn of the twentieth century. Since the beginning of the twenty-first, though, we’ve gotten a lot more, especially horror from Sweden and fantasy from Finland. During the month of June, I’ll be spotlighting this little-known (in the Anglosphere)
I spoke with Francesco Verso of Future Fiction about all things SFT: Why should we care about alternative voices in fiction? What are the risks of the single voice, language, economy, culture, and point of view in relation to literature, art, politics, and the future? SF in Translation: The Biodiversity of the Future A talk
The Ladies of Horror Fiction wrote a piece about Women in Translation Month and offered us a great list, which includes Mariana Enriquez, Jenny Erpenbeck, and Anna Starobinets. Check it out!