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stories from Abulafia Street

The Short Story Project brings you a new story every week from around the globe, online, for free. The stories are in Hebrew, English and the language of origin, and best of all, you can listen or read, so the app

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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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stories on the go

One of the best things about being a translator is having the world at your fingertips – but a commute to work of less than twenty steps (I did get up and test the distance from breakfast table to desk

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year of the horse: China in 10 words

Happy Chinese New Year – Xin Nian Kuai Le! Gong Hey Fat Choy! To celebrate the dawning of the Year of the Horse, it’s time to read about China. The London Review Bookshop recommends an introduction to Chinese poetry, including

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word puzzles

The Man Booker longlist is out – though not all the books are yet – and the one I’m likely to demolish as soon as it’s published is Almost English, because it feels like familiar territory. But the Man Booker International

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Finns found in translation

After Tove Jansson’s Moomins and Alexis Kivi’s classic Seven Brothers, Johanna Sinisalo was the first Finnish author I read.  She best known internationally for Not before Sundown, which was translated into 13 languages. Here’s a recent short story of hers from the website for Finnish

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