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Alan Bilton in B O D Y

As B O D Y’s Winter Issue continues, we bring you an interview with British writer Alan Bilton speaking about his latest novel The End of the Yellow House, the influence of Russian literature and much more. It’s a truly fantastic novel that offers a vivid, deep and darkly surreal look at the chaotic and […]

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Marek Sindelka in B O D Y

The opener of B O D Y’s Winter Issue in 2022 is an amazing short story “The Relay” by the author of Aberrant, Marek Šindelka, translated from the Czech by Graeme Dibble. The story comes from Šindelka’s 2014 collection Mapa Anny (A Map of Ann). Read the story here Read my interview with Šindelka in […]

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B O D Y Winter Issue 2022

The Winter Issue of B O D Y will be published throughout February and has an even more European, literature-in-translation focus than usual. There will be fiction, poetry and interviews ranging from Wales to Moldova and Croatia. Tune in tomorrow for a newly translated short story by the author of Aberrant, Marek Šindelka. Read more […]

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Interview: Petra Hůlová – Transitions

Czech writer Petra Hůlová recently published her novel The Movement in an English translation by Alex Zucker. I took the occasion to ask her about the origins of the book, the critical reaction to the oppressive feminist dystopia she imagined and what distinguishes it from the staples of the genre like, The Handmaid’s Tale, among […]

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The Continental Literary Magazine

A new magazine has entered the Central European literary firmament, The Continental Literary Magazine, a quarterly print magazine with an excellent website brought out by the Petőfi Cultural Agency. Their focus is bringing Hungarian and Central European writing into English and is led by editor-in-chief Sándor Jászberényi, whose own fiction has been published extensively in […]

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The Underwater City – Bosphorus Review

The November 2021 issue of the Bosphorus Review of Books features my short story, “The Underwater City”. Read it here

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Karel Šebek in B O D Y

Šebekvoyeur with keyholes for eyesI am watching a woman turn into an atom bomb – from “Evening” by Karel Šebek, translated from the Czech by Ondřej Pazdírek. The Fall Issue of B O D Y today brings you a poem by Czech poet Karel Šebek, the second of his works published in the magazine. It’s […]

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Pawel Soltys in B O D Y

“…with the index finger of my left hand I write in the grime on the windows on the even-numbered side, ‘Yes Vico! No Vice!’, and with my right arm I sweep up the beauties standing on the odd-numbered side and whisper obscenities in their ears. And when I get bored of this, with both hands […]

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Petra Hůlová in B O D Y

Petra Hůlová’s latest novel translated into English (by Alex Zucker) is a provocative dystopian world where “men have been forbidden to be attracted to women on the basis of their bodies”. The Movement – the novel’s title – have opened centers to “reeducate” men, and as the book goes along you realize how the extreme […]

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The Annihilators – in Night Picnic

“And may I ask where the present-day annihilators of your history happen to come from?” Aaron asked with ill-concealed irony.Gregor, in mid-sip, didn’t need to wait to speak to provide an answer. With apologetic eyes peering over the rim of his glass he pointed at the two of us. Seeing this the waiter scurried over […]

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