Category Archives: Writers from Around the World

Aurélien Masson, Life is a Thrill(er)

An article from Libération  by Sabrina Champenois that I translated for NoirCon16. Space and consideration prevented it from its inclusion in the conferences proceedings. * His rock star looks and exalted nature clash with the milieu of publishing, but the … Continue reading

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Crazy by Elsa Marpeau

Not a translation, but the slightest of edits to words from Elsa Marpeau to Aurélien Masson for NoirCon16, where Masson received the David Goodis Award. * Aurélien is a crazy man, a crazy editor. Five years ago, I sent a … Continue reading

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Vicious Circle: Antoine Chainas à Aurélien Masson

Not a translation, but the slightest of edits to words from Antoine Chainas to Aurélien for NoirCon16, where Masson received the David Goodis Award. * Violent thunder shook the window. It had been raining in Philadelphia since the beginning of … Continue reading

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Roars in favor of Aurélien Masson: Part II

Second part of the translation. Link to Part I. * Aurélien’s strategy is predicated on a disruptive style. He builds an asymmetrical collection that makes Série Noire the unique thing it is. While fitting it into a project that exceeds … Continue reading

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Roars in favor of Aurélien Masson: Part I

I translated this essay from Frédéric Jaccaud, who wrote it in honor of Aurélien Masson the editor of Série Noire at Gallimard and the recipient of the David Goodis Award at NOIRCON 2016. Space and cost prevented its inclusion in … Continue reading

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In my memory…

I translated this short essay from Thomas Bronnec in honor of Gallimard’s editor Aurélien Masson, who received the David Goodis Award at NOIRCON 2016. Space and cost prevented its inclusion in the conference’s program. * In my memory, it’s a … Continue reading

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Something’s Mooing

Dean Hunt from Schoenhof bookstore translated this short story from Stéfan Máni for Aurélien Masson at NOIRCON 2016. Space and cost prevented its inclusion in the conference’s program. * The fjord is deep and the mountain high, the sunshine glints … Continue reading

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