Translating Against World Literature
Nicholas Glastonbury wonders whether translators can afford to wage insurgency against World Literature....
AROUND THE WORLD
Nicholas Glastonbury is a translator of Turkish and Kurdish literature. His translation of Sema Kaygusuz’s Every Fire You Tend won the 2020 TA First Translation Prize from the Society of Authors. He is a co-editor of the e-zine Jadaliyya and a doctoral candidate in cultural anthropology at CUNY Graduate Center, where he is writing his dissertation on Soviet Kurdish radio, the Cold War, and the politics of sound.