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Cristina Savin

Cristina Savin

Cristina Savin is a freelance translator based in Melbourne, Australia. She is the French-to-English translator of Marie Lion and philosopher Marcel Gauchet. Her translations from Romanian have been published in Cordite Poetry Review, The AALITRA Review, Poetry in Process, Coolabah, and Bordertown. Cristina is the assistant editor at The AALITRA Review and is currently undertaking a PhD in Translation Studies at Monash University.  

Cristina Savin reviews 'Civilisations' by Laurent Binet, translated by Sam Taylor

September 2021, no. 435 19 August 2021
Acclaimed as the most original novel of the 2019 rentrée littéraire, and recipient of the Grand Prix du Roman de l’Académie Française, Laurent Binet’s most recent book, Civilisations (2019), is a cleverly crafted uchronia, or speculative fiction. The author is inviting us on an epic journey that devises alternative key moments in history, from a Viking tale to an Italian travel diary, and ... (read more)