Translation

The Language of the Heart

AL Kennedy

AL Kennedy

In this year's Sebald Lecture, AL Kennedy looks at the practical reality for an author of having work translated, of the language of one heart passing to another.

The Limits of Love

Shaheen Akhtar

Shaheen Akhtar

The thick walls of her house closed in on Khalamma like the bunkers her husband described. A freezing wind blowing from the darkest corner brought in the stench of dead rats.

The Han Children of Kürti

Li Juan

Li Juan

There were ten or so Han kids in Kürti, and there was no Chinese school for them, so for a while they all ran loose in the village.

Two-Bit Lives

A Yi

A-Yi

When people chase their ideals into their thirties, forties or fifties they become something ridiculous, like a deranged chicken.