The long and short of it

  • By Hindu
  • | Thursday | 12th October, 2017

They are among the 12 ‘long short stories’ part of the anthology Tell Me a Long, Long Story (Aleph Book Company), edited by Mini Krishnan. A translator may not pick up a long short like she would a short story. Why isn’t the long story literary format as popular as the short story and the novel? The long story therefore tends to fade from sight more rapidly than short stories. I’ve been editing translations since 1992 though the first lot of 11 Macmillan translations took another four years to reach the public.

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