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Allison M. Charette translates literature from French into English. She received a 2015 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant for Naivo’s Beyond the Rice Fields, the first novel to be translated from Madagascar, forthcoming from Restless Books in 2017. She founded the Emerging Literary Translators’ Network in America (ELTNA.org), a networking and support group for early-career translators. Allison has published two book-length translations, in addition to short translated fiction that has appeared in Words Without Borders, The Other Stories, InTranslation, the SAND Journal, and others. Find her online at charettetranslations.com


The Enchanted Island by Johary Ravaloson, Translated by Allison M. Charette

  For some time now, Ietsé would wake up, even though there was likely nothing that should have been disturbing his nights. Often, at these moments, no crickets were chirping, and no owl was hooting, barn or otherwise. It seemed that the bats had paused their voracious fluttering, and their furless wings neither produced their […]