New translation of Mia Couto’s “Serpent’s Embrace” up at Asymptote

As many have no doubt heard by now, the astounding Mozambican writer Mia Couto was recently named winner of the 2014 Neustadt International Prize for Literature. My translation of his short story “Serpent’s Embrace”—never before translated into English—is now up on the Asymptote site.

Read it because Mia’s the bomb.


In September 2011, given time constraints, I decided to no longer continue this blog. Please look out for my new blog on Brazilian literature (coming soon), The Third Bank.