‘He stood, rubbing his arms. How long had he slept? Not knowing the time was one of the torments of Pentonville.’
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‘These students only learn about Mauritius through our country’s literature; they are taught little to no Mauritian history.’
Ariel Saramandi visits a lycée in Mauritius.
‘The next editor of the university newspaper was chosen each year by a panel.’
A short story by Frances Leviston, set in the cut-throat world of student journalism.
‘He began to feel less like he was delivering a speech and more like a speech was delivering him.’
An extract from Ben Lerner’s latest novel, The Topeka School.
‘I thought she was the prettiest girl in our school. No one else seemed to think so.’
A short story about a high school friendship, by Che Yeun.
‘After my first day of clown school I tried to drop out.’
Nuar Alsadir goes to clown school at Yale.
Translated by Edith Grossman
Edith Grossman has been the recipient of numerous awards and honours for her work. She has translated works from Miguel de Cervantes, Mario Vargas Llosa, Gabriel García Márquez, Luis de Góngora, Antonio Muñoz Molina and many others. She lives in Manhattan and has two sons, both of whom are musicians.More about the translator →