‘Alfredito’ by Liliana Colanzi, translated by Jessica Sequeira

What a talent Colanzi is! Her collection Our Dead World was published last year and deserves more attention. The story I’ve chosen for this list, ‘Alfredito’, combines three of my primary obsessions: death, childhood, and UFO kidnappings.

In Our Dead World, Central Books, 2017. Available to read online in in a translation by Chris Meade here