Author Archives: TSR

A Writer’s Insight: Nuraina Satpayeva and Slava Faybysh

Nuraina Satpayeva’s story, “Qará”, translated by Slava Faybysh, appears in the winter 2024 issue of The Southern Review. Here Satpayeva discusses Qazaq culture and the connection to land and the Ustyurt that influences her writing, and Faybysh speaks on the fun, if complicated, nuances that arise from translating Qazaq literature. Emilie Rodriguez, Editorial Assistant: What […]

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A Writer’s Insight: Shraya Singh

Shraya Singh’s story, “The Chicken Shop”, appears in the winter 2024 issue of The Southern Review. Here she discusses how Hindu-Muslim conflict impacts childhood, especially in the early 2000s, the realities of cleaning chicken, and deep, platonic childhood love. Emilie Rodriguez, Editorial Assistant: The religious turmoil between Hindu and Muslim communities in this piece is […]

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A Writer’s Insight: Molly Gott

Molly Gott’s story, “Napa Valley Inn and Spa”, appears in the autumn 2023 issue of The Southern Review. Here she discusses how the story evolved to its current state and how tragedy makes the bitterest of friends. Emilie Rodriguez, Editorial Assistant: I was fascinated by how you pit Elissa’s many selves against each other; who […]

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Announcing the Winners of our 2023 Awards

The Southern Review is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Oran Robert Perry Burke Awards for Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Literary Translation, as well as the James Olney Award. These annual awards, established and funded by the generous support of donors, are presented to contributors in recognition of an exceptional work that appears in […]

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A Writer’s Insight: Pallavi Wakharkar

Pallavi Wakharkar’s story, “On Live” appears in the autumn 2023 issue of The Southern Review. Here she discusses creating the nostalgic setting of her story, the evolution of childhood friendships, and the process of revising the piece. Emilie Rodriguez, Editorial Assistant: In this story, TJ and PJ are brought back to their child and teen […]

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