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,
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
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG a whole TRILOGY by Israeli SF author Shimon Adaf is coming out in 2022 in English!! Thank you to translator Yardenne Greenspan and to Picador for making this happen! So while you wait, go read some Shimon Adaf that’s already in English: here, Sunburnt Faces, and “They Had to Move” (Zion’s Fiction).
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