“I write when an idea, story, or book commands me to.” —Louis Edwards, author of Ramadan Ramsey
“I only write about the things that haunt me in some way.” —Katie Kitamura, author of Intimacies
Five editors of independent presses specializing in translation discuss how they find new work from around the world, the challenges they face as publishers, and the future of literary translation.
“You’re neither the genius nor the failure you think you are.” —Jack Wang, author of We Two Alone
“I was surprised by how much agency my characters seemed to have.” —Francesca Ekwuyasi, author of Butter Honey Pig Bread
“Often it was the help of an outside perspective that allowed me see what I was trying to do.” —Shruti Swamy, author of A House Is a Body
A writer in Sofia, Bulgaria, tracks the coronavirus pandemic through a global network of family and friends.