Monthly Archives: October 2014

Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai: 100 Japanese ghost stories

Tonight the old year ends; the day of the dead is coming. Halloween is not just All Hallows’ Eve, it’s also the eve of winter in the Celtic calendar; the gate of the darker half of the year. It’s time

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Suspended Sentences: New translation of Modiano

A new translation of 2014 Nobel Laureate Patrick Modiano’s stories, Suspended Sentences, comes out next month. The translator, Mark Polizotti, also happens to be publisher in chief of MoMa. These novellas are needed: Modiano in English and in print is very hard to

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Posted in books, cinema, history, literature, translation

espresso fiction: short stories with a kick

If you can’t wait for the whole of Rosa Liksom’s new book to be translated, Lola Rogers has put a taster of the very short stories from her brand new book Väliaikainen (Temporary) into English and online at Books from Finland. They are succinct and

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Finland: Cool or Weird?

Finland is this year’s guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair. This opens up Finnish literature to a German-speaking and global audience, with lots of great authors and over 60 translators in attendance. Finnland: Cool. I have to say, I DON’T like the

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