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Polly Barton
Polly Barton is a translator of Japanese literature and non-fiction, currently based in Bristol. She has translated short stories for Words Without Borders, The White Review and Granta. Her full-length translations include Friendship for Grown-ups by Naocola Yamazaki and Mikumari by Misumi Kubo (both Strangers Press) and Spring Garden by Tomoka Shibasaki (Pushkin Press). After being awarded the 2019 Fitzcarraldo Editions Essay Prize, she is currently working on a non-fiction book entitled Fifty Sounds.

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Insect Woman

Essay

Issue No. 32

Polly Barton

Essay

Issue No. 32

Above: the art for Togawa’s debut album Tamahime Sama.   I’m standing outside a convenience store in Shin-Ōkubo, dressed as a stag beetle.   For...
The Sky is Falling, The Sky is Falling

Feature

April 2020

Polly Barton

Feature

April 2020

As I write this, California is in lockdown. The photographs on the news show streets empty of people, empty of cars, long sweeps of...

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Interview

March 2017

Interview with Bae Suah

Deborah Smith

Bae Suah

Interview

March 2017

The Essayist’s Desk, published in 2003 and written when its author Bae Suah had just returned from an 11-month...

poetry

December 2012

Off-Season

Miles Klee

poetry

December 2012

As a boy I went on a strange vacation with a friend. His parents took us, I can’t remember why,...

feature

February 2013

Famous Tombs: Love in the 90s

Masha Tupitsyn

feature

February 2013

‘However, somebody killed something: that’s clear, at any rate—’ Through The Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll   I. BEGINNING  ...

 

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