Articles Tagged ‘Olga Slavnikova’

"The Man Who Couldn't Die," by Olga Slavnikova

As part of its Russian Library series, Columbia University Press will be publishing Olga Slavnikova's The Man Who Couldn't Die, which came out in Russian in 2001 andwon the Gorky Prize in 2012. Previously, I translated Slavnikova's 2017, which came out in 2010 from Overlook Press.

English PEN Translates Awards Include "Slav Sisters"

English PEN has announced its list of PEN Translates award winners, and one of them isSlav Sisters: The Dedalus Book of Russian Women Literature,edited by Natasha Perova, due to be published by Dedalus Limited in January 2018.

Among the stories in this exciting anthology is my translation of Olga Slavnikova's "The Stone Guest"--another of her "train stories," several of which I've translated and published over the years:

  • “The Recluse.” Ezra: An Online Journal of Translation (June 2016) 
  • “The Cherepanova Sisters.” New England Review34, 3-4 (2014): 276-293
  • "Russian Bullet." American Reader(September 2012)
  • “Substance.” Subtropics,no. 7 (Winter-Spring 2009): 38-54
  • “Love in Train Car No. 7.” Chtenia05 (Winter 2009)

I'm thrilled to be joined in Slav Sisters by an array of simply excellent translators--Robert Chandler, Ilona Chavasse, John Dewey, Boris Dralyuk, Andrew Bromfield English, Jamey Gambrell, Marian Schwartz, Arch Tait, and Joanne Turnbull--and look forward to reading all their contributions.

This year, the PEN Translates list includes a record number of women writers and translators and also covers books translated from 14 languages and 16 countries, including a Uyghur memoir, Palestinian short stories, Somali poetry, and a Czech feminist novel, Belarusian essays, and a Chinese graphic novel/memoir.

Olga Slavnikova's "The Recluse" Featured in Ezra

The new issue of Ezrais just out, featuring my translation of Olga Slavnikova's story "The Recluse"--one of twelve marvelous "train stories" she wrote originally for the Russian Railroads in-train magazine.

If you like this as much as I do, you can find others from this set in various literary magazines: Subtropics, Chtenia, New England Review,and American Reader. And be sure to check out Slavnikova's novel 2017(also my translation).

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