Explore In translation
Scattered All Over the Earth
‘You don’t understand. The country where I used to live is now gone.’
Dogs of Summer
‘There was no one around that day, so we decided to put on our bikini tops for the ﬁrst time.’
An extract from Andrea Abreu’s debut novel. Translated from the Spanish by Julia Sanches.
‘The tide carries my books from my head to a place that is no longer mine.’
The authors discuss friendship, the sea and finishing their novels.
Beirut Fragments, 2021
‘We live with the permanent sense of imminent disaster.’
Charif Majdalani on the situation in Beirut. Translated from the French by Ruth Diver.
‘Why can’t the heart keep still and why isn’t the brain smooth to the touch.’
An excerpt from Ariana Harwicz’s novel Tender.
From Another World
An excerpt from the novel From Another World, translated from the Italian by Ruth Clarke.
An excerpt from Earthlings, translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori.
‘But the crime did exist; it was Cuba itself.’
Translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne.
‘I hope I never have to miss a playdate for catechism.’
An excerpt from Oldladyvoice, translated from the Spanish by Charlotte Whittle.
Just the Plague
‘It seems to be more than he can cope with.’
An excerpt from Ulitskaya’s newly translated novel Just the Plague.
An Adult Taste
‘The blood that flowed down the drain was a deep dark red, but it appeared clean, even refreshing.’
A new story by Kang Young-sook, translated from the Korean by Janet Hong.
An As-Yet-Undiscovered Land Mammal
An excerpt from Mariana Leky’s What You Can See From Here.
The Woman in the Purple Skirt
An excerpt from The Woman in the Purple Skirt, which won the 2019 Akutagawa Prize.