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10 New Korean Books in Translation 2021

2020 was a really excellent year for literature in translation, with some stand-out new Korean books that included the spectacular Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-joo (tr. Jamie Chang). 2021, however, is looking to top last year’s offering of Korean books by offering us a refreshing selection of genre fiction and queer fiction. Until …

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16 Best Queer Graphic Novels and Manga

Being queer means a lot of things to a lot of people, and here we have attempted to represent a broad scope of queer writers and stories within the world of comics, graphic novels, and manga. Here, you’ll find a lesbian memoir, a gay romance, queer graphic novels filled with asexual and non-binary characters, as …

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Review: The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida by Clarissa Goenawan

Published by Scribe Clarissa Goenawan is an Indonesian-born, Singaporean author who has so far penned two novels, both set in Tokyo and both reminiscent of supernatural romance and drama manga, as well as the novels of Haruki Murakami. The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida is a subtly fantastical story, driven by themes of love, loss, …

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Review: An Apartment on Uranus by Paul B. Preciado

Paul B. Preciado is a gargantuan figure in so many ways. A Spanish, French, and English-speaking transgender – and rather nomadic – philosopher, essayist, and writer with an enormous scope of expertise in the realms of sexual politics and identity. An Apartment on Uranus is a collection of chronological essays which begin in March 2013 …

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15 Timeless Romance Novels from Around the World

Love is often seen as a language that transcends boundaries, but does that make it universal? Love means different things to different people, and reading romance novels from different countries, backgrounds, and sexualities can help us become a little more fluent in the language of love. To that end, here are fifteen timeless romance novels, …

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15 Anticipated Translated Books of 2020

We have fervently celebrated not only our ten best translated books of 2019, but also the best indie publishers of 2019. Now, it’s time to look to the future and see what 2020 has to offer in the wonderful world of literature in translation: the most exciting translated books of 2020. Translated Books of 2020 …

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Review: Soft Science (Poetry) by Franny Choi

Poetry is often considered an art form that is entirely personal – both to the poet herself and to the reader. We bond with poems, project ourselves onto them, feel like we are a part of them. They can also be very hard to penetrate; they can intimidate and confuse us. For some, that confusion …

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Review: My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

For the bulk of his career, fifty-four-year-old manga artist Gengoroh Tagame has focussed his creative energy into producing gay erotica. He has been a driving force for gay men in the world of Japanese art, influencing countless gay writers and artists. This year he has come out with something far more introspective and thematically significant: …

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