I recently received a package in the post from Granta, with Valeria Luiselli’s Faces in the Crowd and Sidewalks, translated by Christina MacSweeney. Cees Nooteboom wrote an introduction to Sidewalks, which I translated. Sidewalks is a beautiful little book, which I’ve now read in the original and in the Dutch and English translations, and it was a delight every time. A recommended title for anyone who enjoys Brodsky and fine writing.

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