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8 translated books that transcend the limits of language to read now

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In this article:
Apple and Knife
Intan Paramaditha


Written by Chandreyee Ray, originally published in Vogue Singapore

Mar 17, 2024

Plunge into the world of translated fiction with a diverse curation of eight titles from different corners of the world—each carefully brought into the English language by dedicated literary translators.

'Apple and Knife' by Intan Paramaditha, translated by Stephen J Epstein

Indonesian author and feminist academic Intan Paramaditha pens an unsettling collection of short stories based on the supernatural. Cloaked cleverly in subversive humour and gothic horror, the tales reveal themselves only at the last minute as the sharp, incisive social commentaries they truly are.

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