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Patricia Worth - Translator Posts

Joseph Olenin’s Coat

My translation of Eugène-Melchior de Vogüé’s story ‘Le Manteau de Joseph Olénine’ – Joseph Olenin’s Coat – has been republished today by Bewildering Stories. Back in 2016 it was published in a print journal, The Cossack Review, which unfortunately is now defunct. I’m very grateful to the editor of Bewildering Stories for giving it a…

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Goodreads Reviews for ‘Stories to Read by Candlelight’

Jennie Rosenblum This book is a translated version of stories from France in the 1890s.  The current author and translator did a wonderful job keeping the old-time feel of the read.  With the glorious use of language this is the perfect read for this time of year.  The stories have the edge of scary; you…

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My authors: Claudine Jacques

On the unpredictable path of life I’ve ended up translating French literature from different hemispheres and different centuries. I’ve written about authors from 19th-century France who’ve taken my fancy with their fairy tales and fantasies, and now I want my readers to become acquainted with an author from 21st-century New Caledonia, Claudine Jacques. My first…

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Other People’s Land

My latest translation to be published is a short story by the New Caledonian author, Claudine Jacques: ‘Other People’s Land’ (La Terre des autres). The editor of the journal, Sunspot Lit, very kindly offered to publish it in September for their Fall issue. The protagonist in the story is a half-Kanak half-white woman who becomes…

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Getting reviews

It’s what authors have to do. Get reviews. I’ve tried it for my previous two books and only ever managed to get one solitary review in spite of asking bloggers around the world. Now since the release of Stories to Read by Candlelight, I’ve been offered advice from my publisher, Michelle Lovi at Odyssey Books,…

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Illustrations for ‘Stories to Read by Candlelight’

My recently published translated book, Stories to Read by Candlelight, is excellently illustrated by Erin-Claire Barrow with silhouettes evocative of figures viewed by candlelight. Here are three of the five images to tempt uncertain readers. My very favourite, coincidentally accompanying my very favourite of the eight stories, is ‘Princess Mandosiane’. I love the sharp black…

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Stories to Read by Candlelight – Release

Odyssey Books has just published my translation of Contes pour lire à la chandelle – Stories to Read by Candlelight by Jean Lorrain, and today I received ten copies of a very well produced, postcard-sized book. As yet it’s available on Amazon only to pre-order, but will actually be available from next week, 16th September.…

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Fairytale Riot

My translation of Catulle Mendès’ short story, ‘Tears on the Sword’, was published earlier this year in an anthology by the Agorist Writers Workshop. My contributor copies have just arrived in the mail, and I’m very pleased to see the quality of the books. It’s available for purchase on Amazon.         *…

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