Monthly Archives: June 2015

New Chinese writing: A Yi

At Read Paper Republic, you can find a new Chinese writing every week for a year. The editors want to introduce Chinese short stories, essays and poems for free, to people who don’t know where to start. And they start

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The little black fish swims back out to sea

Tiny Owl is a new children’s book publisher with a noble aim: to “introduce the cream of the crop of global children’s literature, contemporary and old, to the English speaking audience.” Their 2015 catalogue focuses on Persian treasures, and it’s moving,

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Women’s World Cup of Literature: Cameroon vs. Switzerland

The Women’s World Cup of Literature kicks off today, with a Francophone first fixture. I wasn’t the only one to be both delighted by a world cup I really wanted to follow last year, but complain about the lack of female

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The Ladyman

The 6th Queer Issue of Words Without Borders is out this month, with a strong showing from Central and Eastern Europe. The Serbian piece by Dragoslava Barzut is heart breaking, the opening of Zuzana Kepplová’s Slovak piece  made me laugh,

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