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Top Reads of 2019
Her Left Hand, The Darkness
Alison Smith on the week she spent with Ursula K. Le Guin.
Charlie Parker Plays Bossa Nova
This surreal tale from Haruki Murakami circles a Charlie Parker album that never existed. Translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel.
A monastic community persists after a ‘great chaos and collapse’ in this story by the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature laureate, Olga Tokarczuk. Translated from the Polish by Jennifer Croft
Two poems from Rebecca Tamás’ collection WITCH.
On High Heels and Lotus Feet
Summer Brennan on high heels, foot-binding, and our ongoing performances of gender.
Translated by Maureen Freely
Maureen Freely was born in New Jersey and grew up in Istanbul. She is the author of five novels and three works of non-fiction. Her translations of Orhan Pamuk’s novels Snow and The Black Book, and of his memoir, Istanbul, are published by Faber. She lectures at the University of Warwick and lives in Bath.More about the translator →