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4 Jan 2018
This week we're delighted to have Salik Shah answer a few questions for us. His poem 'After Stonehenge' appeared in the September issue of Samovar. You wear many hats — poet, editor, filmmaker, picture book author and more — how do your different activities inform and influence each other? Poetry, filmmaking, design—each art form requires immense time and understanding. I think if you’re in a hurry to master a form, then it makes sense to focus entirely on that particular mode of expression. Sometimes I think it’d be easier if I just focused on one medium, and I do focus on it to the point of exhaustion, or the completion of a project.…
By: Clelia Farris
Translated by: Rachel Cordasco
18 Dec 2017
This week we're delighted to welcome Clelia Farris, author of 'Un giorno da ricordare'/ 'A Day to Remember', translated by Rachel Cordasco and printed in our December issue, to tell us more about the story and her work. Thank you to Clelia for taking the time to answer our questions, and to Rachel for translating the interview! Can you tell us a bit more about this story – where did the inspiration and the setting come from? Un giorno da ricordare è ambientato nel mio quartiere. Tutti i luoghi citati nel racconto corrispondono a luoghi reali, strade, palazzi, l'ospedale, la collina di S.…
1 Dec 2017
For our latest author interview we're excited to welcome Maria Haskins, author of 'Balawats portar' 'The Gates of Balawat', reprinted in our September issue, to talk to us about short fiction, museums and her favourite reads of 2017.
26 Sep 2017
When you really love something, it's not enough to enjoy it only through other people's work. I think it is unavoidable that at some point you will try to engage with it, to become something more than a spectator.
24 Jun 2017
The joy is crafting something that you feel best represents the text—and there is some satisfaction in maneuvering through rough waters (or around solar flares?) .
23 Jun 2017
In the time that Curiosity was on Mars, it was as if humanity’s third eye had opened, and in an instant we became enlightened.
12 Apr 2017
My writing is based on symbolism and surrealism, and I add my own fantasy flavour. But all of my stories are based on my beloved country’s tragedies and traditions.
2 Apr 2017
It must have been Tolkien’s fault. Not very original, I know, but reading his works was like discovering a missing piece of myself. I was thirteen at the time. There was no stopping after that.
28 Mar 2017
Learning about speculative fiction in translation, for me, was like working at an excavation site: once I started digging, I couldn’t stop. The more I discovered, the more I wanted to discover.
By: Sarah
24 Mar 2017
Our first issue is out on Monday! Thank you to Strange Horizons for all their support and enthusiasm, and to all the talented writers and translators who have submitted work to us.
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4 Jan 2018
This week we're delighted to have Salik Shah answer a few questions for us. His poem 'After Stonehenge' appeared in the September issue of Samovar. You wear many hats — poet, editor, filmmaker, picture book author and more — how do your different activities inform and influence each other? Poetry, filmmaking, design—each art form requires immense time and understanding. I think if you’re in a hurry to master a form, then it makes sense to focus entirely on that particular mode of expression. Sometimes I think it’d be easier if I just focused on one medium, and I do focus on it to the point of exhaustion, or the completion of a project.…