Who Killed Tolstoy?
‘I walked along the birch-lined alleys of Yasnaya Polyana, looking for clues. Snakes were swimming in the pond, making a rippling pattern. Everything here was a museum.’
Writing Like Degas Paints
Sulaiman Addonia on how Edgar Degas’s nude portraits inspired his latest novel, Silence Is My Mother Tongue.
Yokosuka blue line
‘I close my eyes and circle my finger around the map. Wherever my finger lands.’
‘days I talked with Zeus / I ate only ice / felt the blood trouble and burn / under my skin’