Anne Richter in Sisters of the Revolution

September 1st, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink


Due out next February, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer’s anthology of feminist speculative fiction, Sisters of the Revolution, will feature my translation of the “The Sleep of Plants,” a story by Belgian fabulist Anne Richter.

This story was translated once before into English by Kim Connell as “The Dreaming Plant” in his 1998 anthology The Belgian School of the Bizarre. My title hews closer to the original—“Un sommeil de plante”—in what I hope is a good way. The story first appeared in Richter’s 1967 collection Les locataires (The Tenants). Most recently, The Collagist featured Richter’s story “The Great Pity of the Zintram Family” in their July issue.

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