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Asymptote

Asymptote

Asymptote is a free international online journal dedicated to literary translation and bringing together in one place the best in contemporary writing. In its four years, Asymptote has published never-before-seen work from 95 countries and 68 languages, and by the best writers of our time such as J.M. Coetzee, Haruki Murakami and David Mitchell alongside Hong Kong writers such as Lee Wai-Yi, Wong Leung-Wo and Lo Kwai Cheung. Asymptote has also partnered with Fleurs des Lettres (《字花》) to present new international literature in Chinese translation. Visit Asymptote and its daily blog at www.asymptotejournal.com

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Translator’s Diary: Vincent Kling

2016/12/28 — 15:28

【Text by Vincent Kling】 In a work of art, sound and sense, content...

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On editing a literary journal as a POC

2016/12/23 — 14:18

【Text by Lee Yew Leong andRadhika Santhanam】 The matter-of-fact, e...

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Asymptote Podcast: Readings: The Tarot in Literature

2016/12/22 — 15:13

【Text by Layla Benitez-James】 Podcast: Play in new window | Downloa...

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Q&A with Polina Barskova, editor of Written in the Dark

2016/12/20 — 12:05

【Text by Lee Yew Leong and Polina Barskova】 For me, this anthology...

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Weekly Dispatches from the Frontlines of World Literature

2016/12/19 — 12:39

【Text by Alexis Almeida, Nina Sparling, Theophilus Kwek, and Vivian...

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In Conversation: Abnousse Shalmani on the Politics of the Female Body

2016/12/16 — 16:28

【Text by Nina Sparling】 To cover the female body with a veil, a bu...

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In Review: Samskara: A Rite for a Dead Man by U.R. Ananthamurthy

2016/12/15 — 10:23

【Text by Melissa Beck】 Asif he had become a stranger to himself, t...

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Dispatch from PEN Hong Kong: In Conversation with Jason Y. Ng

2016/12/13 — 16:27

【Text by Charlie Ng】 Hopelessness is not constructive—it plays int...

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Weekly Dispatches from the Frontlines of World Literature

2016/12/12 — 12:23

【Text by Layla Benitez-James,M. René Bradshaw, and Poupeh Missaghi】...

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In Review: The Tongue of Adam by Abdelfattah Kilito

2016/12/9 — 12:17

【Text by Poupeh Missaghi】 All languages had the same value . . . T...

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In Conversation: Isaí Moreno on Mathematics, Aesthetics and the Novel

2016/12/8 — 18:25

【Text by Arthur Dixon】 I believe a work of initiation cannot exist...

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A Dispatch from European Literature Days 2016: On Colonialism and Literature

2016/12/6 — 17:52

【Text by Julia Sherwood】 Two writers and a publisher from three di...

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Weekly Dispatches from the Frontlines of World Literature

2016/12/5 — 12:07

【Text by Alice Inggs, Nina Sparling, and Sohini Basak】 The latest ...

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Todd Portnowitz on Music, Language, and Italian Literature

2016/12/2 — 13:37

【Text by Anna Aresi】 Ultimately I end up translating most of what ...

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Ask a Translator with Daniel Hahn

2016/12/1 — 12:58

【Text by Daniel Hahn】 Imagine, a future in which we translators ge...