What’s New with the Crew? A Monthly Update

Check in with the Asymptote crew's literary achievements!

We have such an amazing group of creative people over here at Asymptote. Check out some of our recent news and stay tuned for more of the international literature you love!

Poetry Editor Aditi Machado published a micro-review of Hirato Renkichi’s Spiral Staircase (translated by Sho Sugita) in The Kenyon Review.

Copy-editor Anna Aresi‘s Italian translation of Ewa Chrusciel’s poems from her new book, Of Annunciations (Omnidawn, 2017), appeared in El Ghibli, the first Italian journal of migrant literature.

Assistant Blog Editor David Smith presented original research on the life and work of Sherman Adams (an African-American activist, journalist, and author who migrated to Sweden in the 1960s) at the Lost Southern Voices festival in Atlanta on March 24. He will also be reading a paper at the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies conference in Los Angeles in May.

Criticism Editor Ellen Jones published a translation of Carolina Bruck’s short story ‘Yellow Submarines’ in Hija: Literary Daughters in Argentina, the latest series from Palabras errantes. She also participated in the launch of a new monthly series of translation events hosted by Caravansérail bookshop in London, ‘The Art of Translation’.

Editor-at-Large for Argentina Sarah Moses was longlisted for the International Man Booker Prize for co-translating, along with Carolina Orloff, Ariana Harwicz’s Die, My Love. The shortlist will be announced on April 12.

Editor-at-Large for Singapore Theophilus Kwek was interviewed at Ricepaper on March 12 by Tammy Lai-Ming Ho and Jason Eng Hun Lee. His poem ‘Operation Thunderstorm’ has won the Open House Poetry Competition 2018, held by The Interpreter’s House.


We are thrilled to announce the following new additions to the Asymptote crew, who applied to our first recruitment drive of 2018:

  • 4 new assistant editors (Samuel Hall, Georgia Nasseh, Josefina Massot, Kevin Wang);
  • 5 new editors-at-large (Rita Mattar, Jacqueline Leung, Olufunke Ogundimu, Nestor Gomez, and Lucy Binnersley from Brazil, Hong Kong, Nigeria, El Salvador, and the UK respectively);
  • 3 new executive assistants (Jennifer Zhuang, Daljinder Johal, Valentina Bravo);
  • 3 new English social media managers (Karen Shibuya, Ananya Sriram, Enyseh Teimory);
  • 1 new French social media manager (Marie Le Gal);
  • 1 new marketing manager (Nicolas Llano Linares);
  • 4 new educational arm assistants (Katarzyna Bartoszyńska, Mary Hillis, Maria Snyder, Cara Zampino).

We’re still looking for graphic designers, an events organiser, a video producer, and a HR manager, so check out our join page and inquire within if you share our passion for world literature and think you’re a good fit!


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