“…the travelers suddenly saw, as though coming to meet them, a big truck flying toward them from the rocky crest.” Story of the Week (March 24), by Alisa Ganieva. Translated from the Russian by Isaac Stackhouse Wheeler.Read More
“And the endless circles turned and turned, and the young men turned into grey men.” Story of the Week (March 17), by Alzo David-West.Read More
“One day, I will escape, though, perhaps over the rooftops.” Story of the Week (March 10), by Medardo Fraile. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa.Read More
“This will be her first ever voyage to the West Ice… Inexperienced. Alone…”
Story of the Week (March 3), by Tor Even Svanes. Translated from Norwegian by Rosie Hedger.
“In the afternoon, Dona Oliva found herself all but alone on deck, reclining in one of the loungers.” Story of the Week (February 24), by Veronica Stigger. Translated from the Portuguese by Zoë Perry.Read More
“He’d been deceived, like some fool, some dimwit ignorant of the wiles of pickpockets!” Story of the Week (February 17), by Agustina Bessa-Luís. Translated from the Portuguese by Victor Meadowcroft and Margaret Jull Costa.Read More
“God doesn’t need a reason to throw someone down these twenty hard steps. That’s what makes him God.” Story of the Week (February 10), by Hélia Correia. Translated from the Portuguese by Annie McDermott.Read More
“As a child, she had prayed for Mozart.” Story of the Week (January 27), by Teolinda Gersão. Selected and translated from the Portuguese by Margaret Jull Costa.Read More
“I could have sworn the man was Papa, except he was lying on the road, dead…”
Story of the Week (January 13), by Uzoamaka Doris Aniunoh. Selected by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
“I remember Rukie telling a group of girls that God is deeply sad whenever we go against his word and give in to the flesh, and I wonder how anybody could feel that way when there is an urgent thread of desire pushing itself out of a body…”
Story of the Week (January 6), by Ama Asantewa Diaka. Selected by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.