Explore In translation
Words for Woman
‘What we need, now, is: Mrs Dalloway in London, but as an immigrant’
Plague Diary: March
A coronavirus diary from the Portuguese writer Gonçalo M. Tavares, translated by Daniel Hahn.
The White Dress
Nathalie Léger, translated from the French by Natasha Lehrer.
The Great Homecoming
Read an excerpt from The Great Homecoming by Anna Kim, a novel of love and loss in the wake of the Korean war.
‘Without any forewarning or explanation, people suddenly began visiting. They came in droves to find her.’
A story by Aoko Matsuda, translated by Polly Barton.
The Story of Anya
‘The dreams were packed together like coloured soap bubbles.’
Short fiction by Mazen Maarouf, translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright.
Two women working shifts in a train station make a connection in this short story translated from the German by Katy Derbyshire.
In Broad Daylight
Johanna Ekström on memory and assault. Translated from the Swedish by Rachel Willson-Broyles.
On Europe | Peter Stamm
Peter Stamm on the Swiss referendum to join the EU. Translated from the German by Michael Hofmann.
A Language of Figs
Sema Kaygusuz on the inheritances of genocide and historical memory, and what her own grandmother, a survivor of the Dersim Massacre in Turkey, taught her about life and language.
Office of Lost Moments
‘I walk, or I ride the subway. All my worries and obsessions are dissolved in ceaseless observation.’ Translated from the Spanish by Guillermo Bleichmar.
‘I imagined his journey out of the coma as an increasingly painful ascent through dark water.’ Translated from the Danish by Caroline Waight.
The Poetics of Trauma
Swedish poet and psychoanalyst Ulf Karl Olov Nilsson on trauma, silence and linguistic analysis of asylum seekers. Translated from the Swedish by Peter Graves.