Tag Archives: New Directions

Out This Month: August

COLLECTIONS   3 Streets by Yoko Tawada, translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani (New Directions, August 16) The always astonishing Yoko Tawada here takes a walk on the supernatural side of the street. In “Kollwitzstrasse,” as the narrator muses on former East Berlin’s new bourgeois health food stores, so popular with wealthy young people,

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Out This Month: April

SHORT STORIES     “Commencement Address” by Arthur Liu, translated from the Chinese by Stella Jiayue Zhu (Clarkesworld, April 1)         NOVELS   At the Edge of the Woods by Masatsugu Ono, translated from the Japanese by Juliet Winters Carpenter (Two Lines Press, April 12) In an unnamed foreign country, a family

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Out This Month: March

SHORT STORIES     “Commencement Address” by Arthur Liu, translated from the Chinese by Stella Jiayue Zhu (Clarkesworld, March 1)   “Silent Slumber” by Malena Salazar Maciá, translated from the Spanish by ? (Dark Matter, March/April)   NOVELS   Scattered All Over the Earth by Yoko Tawada, translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani (New

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Out This Month: October

SHORT STORIES     “All Living Creation” by Xiu Xinyu, translated from the Chinese by Elizabeth Hanlon (Clarkesworld Magazine, October 1).         “20th Century Hotel” by Tomihiko Morimi, translated from the Japanese by Emily Balistrieri (Samovar, October 26). “Express to Beijing West Railway Station” by Congyun ‘Mu Ming’ Gu, translated from the

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Out This Month: June

SHORT STORIES   “The Peppers of GreenScallion” by Myung-hoon Bae, translated from the Korean by Jihyun Park and Gord Sellar (Clarkesworld Magazine, June 1).       “Customer” by Lee Jong San, translated from Korean by Victoria Caudle, Words Without Borders, June.       “Americans on the Moon” by Oleg Divov, translated from the

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SFT on the National Book Awards Longlist

It’s the inaugural year for the National Book Award in translated literature, and three (count ’em, three) works of SFT are on the longlist! Good luck to all of the authors and translators!       Roque Larraquy, “Comemadre” Translated by Heather Cleary Coffee House Press       Yoko Tawada, “The Emissary” Translated by

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Out This Month: April

FICTION “The Wings of Earth” by Jiang Bo, translated from the Chinese by Andy Dudak (Clarkesworld Magazine, April 1)         “Fifth: You Shall Not Waste” by Piero Schiavo Campo, translated from Italian by Sarah Jane Webb (Akashic Books, April)       “Taklamakan Misdelivery” by Bae Myung-hoon, translated from the Korean by

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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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Out This Month: March

The Lady of the Lake (Witcher Series #5) by Andrzej Sapkowski, translated by David French (Orbit, March 14) “After walking through the portal in the Tower of Swallows while narrowly escaping death, Ciri finds herself in a completely different world… an Elven world. She is trapped with no way out. Time does not seem to

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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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