Ist jemand von euch zufällig gerade in Luxemburg? Das @tageblatt_lu hat nämlich in seiner Literaturbeilage #hellematerie begeistert besprochen. Wir haben ein PDF der Seite bekommen, aber die Luxemburger Literaturbeilage in echt wäre groussen (luxemburgisch = toll). @sinasein
🐧 #hoffnun #hopin“Hopin’: Nine Excerpts,” from my translation in progress of Puneh Ansari's gorgeous book HOFFNUN‘ is up at Asymptote Journal. I love both the book and the publication, and I’m happy and excited to introduce this Iranian Austrian author's words to an English speaking audience.
From the translator’s note: “I asked the Swiss poet and author Pablo Haller to recommend 'something wonderful and exciting by a contemporary Austrian author' [. . .] At his urging, I downloaded the digital version and after delving into its alternatively lyrical and staccato-paced texts, was so captivated by Ansari’s voice that I ordered several print copies, excited to share my discovery with friends.”
Thank you, Pablo, for pointing me toward this amazing work! Thank you also, to Dzvinia Orlowsky for helping me choose the excepts I submitted, to Asymptote’s nonfiction editor Joshua Craze and the entire staff for their tremendous care and attention to detail, to Daria Blum for splicing, converting, and mastering the recording of the author’s beautiful reading, and especially to Nikola Richter of mikrotext Berlin and the amazing Puneh Ansari for the trust they continue to place in me.