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An Ounce of Gold and Máxima Acuña Atalaya
‘To end up with an ounce of gold – enough to make a wedding ring – you need to extract fifty tonnes of earth, or the contents of forty removal lorries.’
‘I’m not sure I even thought of him as a person, really. He was more just this – phenomenon.’
The Mezzanine, or: The Most Important Book About Nothing You’ll Ever Read
‘It’s like taking an escalator trip into someone else’s mind for an hour, finding nothing of actual substance up there, and realising, as you retreat mournfully back into your own skull, that there’s nothing there, either.’
Notes on Craft
‘While writing we recover memories, recover moods, and we start to interpret them.’
‘In 2000 the Disability Rights Commission was founded, to push for equal rights for disabled people. It had a major job on its hands, listening to and acting on individual cases – access, transport, discrimination – and getting the 2005 Disability Discrimination Act onto the statute book.’
‘Hey, Nagaoka, wanna start a new cult with me?’
New fiction by Sayaka Murata, translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori.
‘I get into the police car with four officers from the Anti-Terrorism Branch. They are taking me to the prison.’
People From My Neighbourhood: Behind the Scenes
Clare Skeats on the cover design for Hiromi Kawakami’s latest book of stories, translated by Ted Goossen.
People From My Neighbourhood
‘First prize went to the dog school principal, who of course had submitted a cartoon dog.’ Translated from the Japanese by Ted Goossen.
We knew Trump’s range: government by gesture; obfuscation and lying; self-praise; stoking fear and issuing threats.
‘I would explain to you then, if I could, the theory that in the case of hairline shape, there are two possible variants or alleles: straight, or widow’s peak.’
The Museum of Whales You Will Never See
‘The Icelandic Phallological Museum is smaller than you’d think. The domestic collection of 212 specimens fits in one room.’