Podcast, Original Fiction
The Catalog of Virgins
Our fifth podcast for November is “The Catalog of Virgins” written by Nicoletta Vallorani, translated by Rachel S. Cordasco and read by Kate Baker.
Nicoletta Vallorani (b. 1959) is Professor of Contemporary English Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Milan and a translator (from English). Her first novel, Il cuore finto di DR (Mondadori, 1993, published in French by Rivages) was awarded the Premio Urania 1993, and she is still the only woman who ever won it. Her dystopian novel Eva was published by Einaudi in 2002, and her noir novel Le madri cattive (Salani, 2012) was awarded the Premio Maria Teresa Di Lascia in 2012. She has published novels and short stories, often blending science fiction and crime fiction. She is published in France by Gallimard.
Rachel Cordasco has a PhD in literary studies and currently works as a developmental editor. She also writes reviews for publications like World Literature Today and Strange Horizons and translates Italian speculative fiction. For all things related to speculative fiction in translation, visit her website.