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5 Literary Holidays for Bookworms (UK and Ireland)

5 Literary Holidays for Bookworms — Exploring the British Isles How often, when you go on holiday, is choosing a new set of books to read one of your priorities? Reading a book by the pool or on the beach remains a mainstay holiday activity even if these days we are more likely to be using an e-reader rather than turning the pages...

Mia Couto Woman of the Ashes

Review: Woman of the Ashes by Mia Couto

Written by Mia Couto | Translated from the Portuguese by David Brookshaw “The difference between war and peace is as follows: in war, the poor are the first to be killed; in peace, the poor are the first to die. For us women, there’s another difference too: in war, we get raped by those we do not know.” This riveting novel, more than any...

arrid dreams Duanwad Pimwana

Review: Arid Dreams by Duanwad Pimwana

Written by Duanwad Pimwana | Translated from the Thai by Mui Poopoksakul Arid Dreams, the much-anticipated collection by Duanwad Pinwana, is, remarkably, (outside of academia), her first time being published in English internationally. That is, along with her novel Bright – released at the same time as this collection. After...

Review: Flowers of Mold by Seong-nan Ha

Written by Seong-nan Ha | Translated from the Korean by Janet Hong More often than not, when a musician finishes an album, their first job is to figure out what order the tracks should be played in. There’s a craft to getting the flow of the album right; do you start with a bang, or a slow crawl? Is there a big finish or a fade-out...