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Laila Lalami, "A Nice Young Man"

MoorishGirl Laila Lalami announces that her story "A Nice Young Man" (originally published in Pindeldyboz) has been translated into Italian and published as "Un Raggazo Gentile" in El Ghibli. It occurs to me that an even greater honor than being published in your own language is to be translated and published in a foreign language publication--the fact that someone thinks your story is worth the effort of translating speaks volumes about its merit.

Lovely little story. My guess is that the narrator suffers from Alzheimer's or some similar neurological disease--much of the story echoes the experiences I had with my late grandmother in the late 1970s and early '80s.

March 21, 2006 in Books | Permalink