Alice Whitmore

Alice Whitmore

Alice Whitmore’s translation of Mariana Dimópulos’s Imminence was awarded the 2021 NSW Premier’s Translation Prize.

Alice Whitmore reviews 'The Penguin Book of Spanish Short Stories' edited by Margaret Jull Costa

August 2021, no. 434 22 July 2021
Alice Whitmore reviews 'The Penguin Book of Spanish Short Stories' edited by Margaret Jull Costa
One of my favourite characterisations of the short story comes, unsurprisingly, from Jorge Luis Borges. In a 1982 interview with Fernando Sorrentino, Borges attributes the short story’s strength to its economy; to its muscular form, trimmed of all fat. A three-hundred-page novel, he says, ‘necessarily contains a certain amount of padding, pages whose only purpose is to connect one part of the ... (read more)