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Women in Translation: Mouthful of Birds

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The Women In Translation reading group provides a free, friendly and gentle environment in which opinions are shared and new appreciations can be discovered. A place for curious minds and relaxed conversation hosted by poet and translator Annie Rutherford.

Our August meeting of Women In Translation will be discussing Samanta Schweblin's Mouthful of Birds translated by Megan McDowell.

The crunch of a bird's wing. A cloud of butterflies, so beautiful it smothers. A crimson flash of blood across an artist's canvas.

Spine-tingling and unexpected, unearthly and strange, the stories of Mouthful of Birds are impossible to forget. Samanta Schweblin's writing expertly blurs the line between the surreal and the everyday, pulling the reader into a world that is at once nightmarish and beautiful. An exhilarating tour de force guaranteed to leave the pulse racing.

Shortlisted for the Premio Valle Inclan, 2020

Nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award, 2019

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