In celebration of Women in Translation Month (#WiTMonth), Comma Press has shared author Maya Abu al-Hayyat reading her short story “The Gap” in the original Arabic as well as in Yasmine Seale’s English translation.
This February, Comma Press will host a series of free online workshops and talks offering advice and insight into the world of translation. The third instalment of Manchester in Translation will be an opportunity for budding translators to develop practical skills for literary translation, learn about the intersection between writing and translation, and consider translation as a political tool.
The American Way: Stories of Invasion re-examines US foreign policy with stories that explore the human cost of these interventions on foreign soil, by writers from that soil. It features, among many other writers, stories by Najwa Bin Shatwan, Hassan Blasim, and Lina Meruane.
Today marks 10 years of Comma Press. In celebration, we have five recommended reads.