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For literary responses to COVID-19 from writers around the world, check out our Voices from the Pandemic series.


Translating the Ancient Female Voice as Queer
Gnaomi Siemens
Translating (in) Darkness
Lara Vergnaud
Island Knowledge: Isolation and Identity in Cabo Verde
Derek Pardue
An Appreciation: Rubem Fonseca
Clifford E. Landers
Tales of Aladdin and Their Tellers, from Aleppo to Paris
Paulo Lemos Horta
Sanmao’s Footprints: Remembering the Writer on Her 77th Birthday
Jessica Chen
Living in a Sci-Fi Movie: An Italian Screenwriter on Coronavirus
Silvia Ranfagni
From Five Continents to Five Boroughs: A Language Map for New York City
Ross Perlin
Vitality Enough: Translating “Anniversaries: From a Year in the Life of Gesine Cresspahl”
Damion Searls
Sun and Slang: On Translating Geovani Martins’s “The Sun on My Head”
Julia Sanches
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