Tag Archives: Hebrew

Yardenne Greenspan on Translating Shimon Adaf

  I’ve been reading the absolutely fantastic Lost Detective trilogy by Shimon Adaf and had the chance to ask its talented translator, Yardenne Greenspan, about her thoughts on translation and on Adaf’s work. Enjoy!         I’ve often been asked how I approach translating different genres, tones, or styles of writing, and I’m

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Review: The World of the End by Ofir Touché Gafla

Hebrew title: עולם הסוף translated by Mitch Ginsburg Tor Books June 25, 2013 368 pages grab a copy here or or through your local independent bookstore or library The World of the End reminds me of the TARDIS: both are larger on the inside than their outside would suggest. By “inside” and “outside,” in terms

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REVIEW: ELEMENTAL

I reviewed the wonderful anthology Elemental for Strange Horizons. Here’s an excerpt from the review: Elemental—with stories translated from the Hebrew, Norwegian, Persian, Japanese, Kurdish, German, French, and Polish—is a lovely and sometimes disturbing exploration of the intersection of humanity and nature. This book, according to Two Lines, asks, “How can we understand our complex,

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Out This Month: September

SHORT STORIES “The Winter Garden” by Regina Kanyu Wang, translated from the Chinese by Emily Jin (Clarkesworld, September 1).         COLLECTIONS The Truth and Other Stories by Stanislaw Lem, translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones (MIT Press, September 14). Of these twelve short stories by science fiction master Stanisław Lem, only

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Out This Month: April

SHORT STORIES “Debtless” by Chen Qiufan, translated from the Chinese by Blake Stone-Banks (Clarkesworld Magazine, April 1).               “The Green Hills of Dimitry Totzkiy” by Eldar Safin, translated from the Russian by Alex Shvartsman (Samovar, April).           NOVELS Vagabonds by Hao Jingfang, translated from the

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Out This Month: September

SHORT STORIES “Amorville” by Bella Han, translated from the Chinese by the author, Clarkesworld Magazine, September 1.           “Guests From the Sky” by Ji Yun, translated from the Chinese by Yi Izzy Yu and John Yu Branscum, Samovar Magazine, September 2. “The Head” by Bora Chung, translated from the Korean by

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Out This Month: August

SHORT STORIES “In This Moment, We Are Happy” by Chen Qiufan, translated from the Chinese by Rebecca Kuang (Clarkesworld Magazine, August 1). “The Second Nanny” by Djuna, translated from the Korean by Sophie Bowman (Clarkesworld Magazine, August 1).         NOVELS The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa, translated from the Japanese by Stephen

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Out This Month: November

SHORT STORIES   “The Love Letters” by Peng Simeng, translated from the Chinese by S. Qiouyi Lu (Clarkesworld Magazine, November 1)       “A Portuguese Ghost” by Miguel Gomes, translated from the Spanish by Katie Brown (Latin American Literature Today, November 1) “City X: A Novel in 101 Tweets” by Alberto Chimal, translated from

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