Dear Adriana, Your novel Hut of Fallen Persimmons (2011, tr. Sarah Green. Original title Rakushisha, 2007) caught my attention from its title and its starting point. Mukai Kioray (1651…… Read more “summer rains / trace of a poem card/ torn off the wall”
Dear Murasaki-san, I guess you could never have imagined that your diary, like a cryptic letter left inside a bottle, would travel space and time and end…… Read more “Can I remain indifferent to those birds on the water?”
Murasaki Shikibu (紫 式部, English: Lady Murasaki) (c. 973 or 978 – c. 1014 or 1031) was a Japanese novelist, poet and lady-in-waiting at the Imperial court… Read more "Murasaki Shikibu"
Dear Laura, Your novel The Dark Bride (transl. by Stephen A. Lytle) is set around the banks of the Magdalena River, in a Colombian village fueled by “whores, plata and…… Read more “Cover me with your skin,”
Laura Restrepo (born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1950) is a Colombian author. She graduated with a degree in philosophy from the University of the Andes, Colombia, and earned… Read more "Laura Restrepo"
Dear Aglaja, It breaks my heart to know that your debut novel, Why the Child is Cooking in the Polenta (Warum das Kind in der Polenta kocht), is a semi-autobiographical…… Read more “I don’t scream. I’ve thrown my mouth away.”
Aglaja Veteranyi (1962–2002) was born in Bucharest to a family of circus artists who toured Europe relentlessly until finally settling in Switzerland. She worked as an actress,… Read more "Aglaja Veteranyi"
Dear Adriana, Your second novel, originally published in Portuguese in 2001, borrows its title from James Whistler’s painting Symphony in White, No. 1: The White Girl (1862), which…… Read more “A pale mark left by a picture that was removed after years living on the same wall.”
Adriana Lisboa (Rio de Janeiro, 1970) is a Brazilian writer. She is the author of six novels, and has also published poetry, short stories and books for… Read more "Adriana Lisboa"