14 March 2012

The Heart's Secret Moves

I've just had a translation of a Yuri Herrera story published on the frankly wonderful Words Without Borders. The story was an interesting challenge because its tone is almost baroque at times, but the plot centres on a down-at-heel bricklayer who moonlights as a lucha libre fighter. It made me think a little bit of JT Leroy, but only a little bit.

Lots of other really interesting pieces by amazing writers (in partnership with some very good translators) in this edition of WWB, all about Drugs in Mexico. The bilingual option warms the heart.

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