Top Reads of 2019
Her Left Hand, The Darkness
Alison Smith on the week she spent with Ursula K. Le Guin.
Charlie Parker Plays Bossa Nova
This surreal tale from Haruki Murakami circles a Charlie Parker album that never existed. Translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel.
A monastic community persists after a ‘great chaos and collapse’ in this story by the 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature laureate, Olga Tokarczuk. Translated from the Polish by Jennifer Croft
Two poems from Rebecca Tamás’ collection WITCH.
On High Heels and Lotus Feet
Summer Brennan on high heels, foot-binding, and our ongoing performances of gender.
Translated by Robert Chandler
Robert Chandler is the author of a short biography of Alexander Pushkin. His translations from Russian include works by Teffi, Vasily Grossman and Andrey Platonov. He has also compiled three anthologies of Russian literature for Penguin Classics. He runs regular translation workshops at Pushkin House (Bloomsbury) and is teaching in July 2019 on the Literary Translation Summer School at Warwick University.More about the translator →