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Translated short stories

‘Contemplation’, M.H. Gray, illustration for ‘Le Manteau de Joseph Olénine’ by E-M. de Vogüé in ‘Les Lettres et les arts’, 1 July 1886, Paris

Apart from George Sand‘s novel Spiridion, and Jean Lorrain‘s collection, Stories to Read by Candlelight, I’ve translated several short stories and been fortunate to have them published in literary magazines. Here’s where you can read them.

By Jean Lorrain:

‘Madame Gorgibus’: The Brooklyn Rail ‘inTranslation’
‘Princess Mandosiane’: Eleven Eleven Journal; Stories to Read by Candlelight, forthcoming from Odyssey Books 2019
‘Queen Maritorne’: Eleven Eleven Journal; Stories to Read by Candlelight, forthcoming from Odyssey Books 2019
‘Gudule the Maid’: Danse Macabre, 99
‘The Mandrake’: Belmont Story Review, Spring 2016
‘Useless Virtue’: Sun Star Review, Vol 1 Issue 2


By Catulle Mendès:

‘The Only Beautiful Woman’: The Brooklyn Rail ‘inTranslation’
‘The Enchanted Ring’: Peacock Journal
‘The Half-Veil’: Brilliant Flash Fiction, June 2017
‘The Lame Angel’: Peacock Journal
‘Tears on the Sword’: FairyTale Riot
‘Golden Kisses’: Fairytalez
‘A Flower’s Evening’: Book of Matches, Issue 1

By Eugène-Melchior de Vogüé:

‘Joseph Olenin’s Coat’: The Cossack Review, Issue 6, 2016; Bewildering Stories, Issue 831, 2019
‘Winter Tales’: Self-published, Kindle Direct Publishing, 2018


By Théodore de Banville:

‘The Lydian’: Black Sun Lit
‘The Ragpicker’: The AALITRA Review 2019
Fire Stealer’: Bewildering Stories, Issue 870, 2020


By Marcel Aymé

‘The Wolf’: Delos Journal, Fall 2018


By Claudine Jacques:

Poem from Cœurs barbelés: Épisodes 1, 2009 (New Caledonia)
‘Legends’: Sillages d’Océanie 2014
‘The Blue Cross’: The AALITRA Review
‘Life Sentence’: Southerly Journal
The Mask
(bilingual novella): Volkeno Books, Vanuatu, 2017
Life Sentence and The Blue Cross (bilingual short stories): Volkeno Books, Vanuatu, 2018
‘Bitter Secrets’: Transnational Literature, December 2018
‘Other People’s Land’: Sunspot Lit, September 2019

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