Translation of Yushimito’s Rhizome for Paradoxa

The folks behind Paradoxa have a brand-new chock-full issue dedicated to speculative fiction, edited by Debra Ann Castillo and Liliana Colanzi. I was lucky enough to get to translate Carlos Yushimito’s stellar “Rhizome”: a biting, satirical, high camp slash deadly serious chthonic revenge tale, where the earth rises up against its exploiters after Peru’s gastronomical… Continue reading Translation of Yushimito’s Rhizome for Paradoxa

Carlos Yushimito’s ‘Which Treats of Lázaro’s Account of the Friendship He Shared with a Blind Trafficker in Stories and the Misfortunes that Befell Them’

EXTRACT There was a time when I often gazed at the factory chimneys. Each morning they were the same height and their colour resembled zinzolin, a kind of purple that, lacklustre as it is, blended with the red of daybreak. Those details were important to me: they let me know that between night and day… Continue reading Carlos Yushimito’s ‘Which Treats of Lázaro’s Account of the Friendship He Shared with a Blind Trafficker in Stories and the Misfortunes that Befell Them’

Letter to Salvador translation

By Claudia Salazar Jiménez, translated by Elizabeth Bryer Edited by Jennifer Mills EXTRACT […] This was what happened, Salvador. You summoned me and I came back to life. I should clarify that you are not the first to do so since I coughed up that haemoptysis discharge for the last time. I still recall the pain.… Continue reading Letter to Salvador translation

Big Issue interview

Honoured to be interviewed by the wonderful Emily Laidlaw for the latest Big Issue, which hit the streets a few days ago. It was fun! The issue looks a treat. Available from your local vendor for the next week or so.  

In this fruitful darkness

Edited by Catriona Menzies-Pike EXTRACT […] ‘In this betwixt-and-between period, in this fruitful darkness’, wrote Victor Turner of liminality, the ambiguity or disorientation of the middle stage of rituals. Don’t look down; there’s an abyss yawning just before your toes. Don’t force it, let the words come. Shift, make it fluid, back and forth. The… Continue reading In this fruitful darkness