“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Here’s a novel way to get your favourite translated short story out there – podcasts

By Nicky Harman, published

At the Free Word Translator Residency we ran a BookclubFest where I was approached by Steve Wasserman of the Short Story Bookclub asking for a Han Dong story. The long and the short of it is that I provided The Deer Park and he recorded it. I was over the moon when I listened, and I love the picture he provided too. The story seems to acquire a whole new life of its own as it’s being read alive. This particular website provides all sorts of podcast stories for free (NB he doesn’t pay the writer/translator). There’s at least one other UK–based site I know of that does something similar. I very much like the idea, as a great alternative to printed short story collections.

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Hi Nicky Beautiful story and reading alive of such quality creates quite an atmosphere. Great idea. Bertrand

bertrand mialaret, January 16, 2012, 2:08p.m.

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