Astra Magazine is a brand new international literary magazine, an emerging must-read for anyone interested in the best new literature from around the world.

Astra Magazine is a brand new international literary magazine, an emerging must-read for anyone interested in the best new literature from around the world. Astra Magazine will connect readers and writers from around the world - New York to Mexico City, Lagos to Berlin, Copenhagen to Singapore and beyond. We want to bring about a new, borderless, and vital mode of reading,with a focus on literature in translation and original writing in English. We're interested in the inter- the overlaps, the in-between, the authors who defy easy categorization. We are on the cusp of a new era, more isolated and more interconnected than ever before. Astra is a magazine of this new moment, bringing us together while, the world over, we create a new language for ourselves.


ISBN13: 9781662619007
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of Pages: 160
Publication Date: 12 Apr 2022
Publisher: Astra Publishing House
Publication City, Country: United States
Dimensions (cm): 24.9(H) x 16.5(L)
Weight (gm):

Author Biography

Nadja Spiegelman is the author of the memoir I'm Supposed to Protect You From All This and several award-winning comics for children, as well as the co-editor of the 2016 project Resist! a free publication of women's comics and graphics. Previously the online editor of The Paris Review, she is now the editor-in-chief of a new international literary print quarterly, Astra Magazine.


"Astra is like a gorgeously curated jewel-box you can't wait to unpack. Inside is one marvel after another: living, breathing works of art and literature, some rendered in sparkling and loving translation, all overflowing with life and thought and consciousness of a shared moment in a world that has never felt smaller or more rich. There is no other magazine like this." - ELIF BATUMAN, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of The Possessed, The Idiot, and the forthcoming novel, Either/Or. "Destined to shine brightly in the literary firmament, Astra Magazine is here to remind us that we should always read and write with a joyful disregard for borders of any kind." - HERNAN DIAZ, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of In the Distance and Trust "Astra is the magazine we need right now. It's full of stunning work from a broad range of voices, a magazine both intimate and universal, in the way all good writing is." - NATHAN ENGLANDER, Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank "As a writer whose work is often difficult to classify, I am attracted to Astra Magazine's agenda of publishing writers who exist in the "inter," whose writing defies neat categorization. The debut "Ecstasy" issue is stirring in its international orientation & ambitious in its scope and content. " - LAURA LINDSTEDT, Finlandia Prize winning author of Oneiron and My Friend Natalia "Astra Magazine is vital. As an American citizen born outside the US, I am especially attracted to their idea of publishing writing that rejects borders, and that a writer should not, can not, represent an entire country. The first issue allows space for each extraordinary writer to speak only for themselves." - IMBOLO MBUE, Bestselling author of Behold the Dreamers and How Beautiful We Were
Astra 1: Ecstasy: Issue One

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