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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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Art

February 2015

Filthy Lucre

Rye Dag Holmboe

Art

February 2015

White silhouettes sway against softly gradated backgrounds: blues, purples, yellows and pinks. The painted palm trees are tacky and...

feature

November 2011

The nobility of confusion: occupying the imagination

Drew Lyness

feature

November 2011

The Oakland Police Officers Association in California said something clever recently: ‘As your police officers, we are confused.’ It...

Interview

May 2015

Interview with Catherine Lacey

Will Chancellor

Interview

May 2015

Catherine Lacey is a writer who came to New York by way of Tupelo, Mississippi. She is a New...

 

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