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Literary roundup: Prague writers + a peasant Don Juan

PEN has announced its 2014 Translation Fund Winners and there are some cool and unusual writers that will be coming into English from this part of the world, and by this part of the world I mean in this case from a few blocks away from where I’m sitting writing this. One of the grants […]

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Cristina Peri Rossi in B O D Y

As Women in Translation Month continues and accompanied by a Q&A with translator Megan Berkobien on Spanish and Catalan women writers B O D Y republishes a bleak, atmospheric story from the archives by Uruguayan-born poet, novelist and short story writer Cristina Peri Rossi. “After Hours” is translated from the Spanish by Megan Berkobien.

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Anna Akhmatova in B O D Y

As Women in Translation Month continues and following the recent Q&A with Natasha Perova of Glas on contemporary Russian women fiction writers B O D Y brings you some translations of the great 20th century Russian poet Anna Andreyevna Gorenko, who wrote under the name Anna Akhmatova. Selections from “Wild Honey is a Smell of […]

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Literalab + B O D Y at Croatia’s Lit Link Festival

Lit Link Festival will kick off its second year on August 28, holding events in three Croatian cities over three days and bringing together writers, editors and publishers from Croatia with those from Canada, the UK, the US and The Czech Republic. The Czech is possibly the least Czech person I know, namely, me, and […]

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Anatoly Mariengof: ‘Cynics’ + ‘Novel Without Lies’

In 1928, Imaginist poet Anatoly Mariengof took the daring and risky step of publishing his novel Cynics with the Berlin émigré publishing house Petropolis while himself remaining in The Soviet Union, something which he later had to apologize for. The novel wasn’t published in Russia until 1988. Two years earlier Mariengof had written a novelistic […]

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Nora Iuga: ‘To me, inspiration is almost the same as excitation’

To Nora Iuga, literature, love, eroticism and death go together and even grow interwoven, becoming interdependent. Nora Iuga speaks openly of her age – she is now 83 – but also of sexuality. Also of the eroticism of old age – a subject which many consider taboo, but which is absolutely real. She writes of […]

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NEA translation fellowships

The NEA has announced its literary translation fellowships for 2014 and there is some great-looking work from Central and Eastern Europe being supported as well as some translators whose work has appeared in B O D Y. Among them is Adam Siegel, for his translation from the Russian of Vasilii Golovanov’s The Island: or, A […]

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Polina Barskova in B O D Y

As part of Women in Translation Month, B O D Y is presenting a selection of some of the best women poets and fiction writers whose work we’ve published in English translation over the past couple years. Today it is the poem “Manuscript Found By Natasha Rostova During The Fire” by Polina Barskova, translated from […]

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Women in Translation Month in B O D Y

B O D Y is taking a short summer hiatus (two weeks, calm down!) but is taking advantage of the fact that August is Women in Translation Month to give readers the chance to look back at a few of the many women writers whose translated work we’ve published over the past couple years, some […]

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Literary roundup: Book jacketmania and Ukraine’s fragmented reality

Major magazines aren’t usually littered with articles about publishing associate art directors but the past couple days Hollywood stars and other celebrities have had to take a back seat to the man who holds that position at Alfred A. Knopf, designing book jackets for new editions of Kafka, a new translation of Doctor Zhivago, Cortazar’s […]

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