NTA Longlist Why I Killed My Best Friend by Amanda Michalopoulou translated by Karen Emmerich

Why I Killed My Best Friend by Amanda Michalopoulou, translated from the Greek by Karen Emmerich (Open Letter Books)

Michal-Why_I_Killed-front_largeKaren Emmerich’s sensitive and deft translation from the of Amanda Michalopoulou’s Why I Killed My Best Friend brings to life a coming-of-age tale of two young women from distant lands finding their way together in Athens amid the political and social upheavals of the ’70s and ’80s in a tale that is startlingly relevant to the present moment. Emmerich’s surefooted dialogue, seamless weaving of context, and caring attention to detail allow the tale of love and crisis, both national and personal, to resonate and shine.


About Erica Mena

Erica Mena is a Puerto Rican poet, translator, and book artist. Pronouns: they/them.
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