Will Firth

Will Firth (www.willfirth.dewas born in 1965 in Newcastle, Australia. He studied German and Slavic languages in Canberra, Zagreb, and Moscow. Since 1991 he has lived in Berlin, where he works as a translator of literature and the humanities (from Russian, Macedonian, and all variants of Serbo-Croat). His translations of Montenegrin writers Slađana Kavarić, Brano Mandić, and Milovan Radojević appear in WLT’s March 2017 issue.

  • A teacup sits, out of focus, next to a book on a table.
    October 19, 2018 | Olja Knežević
    Photo courtesy of freestocks.org In this opening to Montenegrin writer Olja Knežević’s novel Gospođa Black, a group of migrant friends drink tea together in London. An antilove...
  • Photo: James Abbott
    Photo: James Abbott Some people feel a need to be silent, but I need to look at myself in the mirror, scream, smash things, and tear up my own writing. That’s not so bad, it really isn’t, because all...
  • Profile photo: Chandan Kumar  Photo: Michael Pham
       By Brano Mandić
    Profile photo: Chandan Kumar  Photo: Michael Pham If only people loved one another and learned to save money, if only the children at the orphanage could get foster parents, if only the sun shone bri...
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    Photo: Barn Images/ ift.tt/1PhXbX2  Since you intend to kill yourself anyway, why don’t you fit your death into our plans? We need heroes, and it’s all the same to you, he...
  • The cover to Quiet Flows the Una by Faruk Šehić
       By Faruk Šehić
    London. Istros Books. 2016. 193 pages. When a trauma as perverse, crushing, and searing as the extended, violent breakup of one’s nation occurs, it can take the most sensitive of souls a generation or...
  • Photo by Ariel Dovas
    Photo by Ariel Dovas Stasis and disruption go head to head in this story from Macedonia. It’s not clear whether my husband is going to be ambassador for much longer, as he might be...

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