On April 7, Florence’s English-language news magazine The Florentine launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to fund production costs for a new bilingual literary review.
TheFLR. The Florentine Literary Review will showcase contemporary Italian short stories and poetry. Tales and verses by Italian authors will be published for the first time alongside the finest English translations. Issue One will be published in October 2016.
TheFLR fills an important gap: the translation of Italian short stories into English is sorely lacking and much needed to promote Italian culture around the world. Readers and lovers of Italian culture have a limited range of authors available to them. Professors of contemporary Italian literature who attempt to teach in translation find it almost impossible to assign readings, so this magazine will become an immediate reader in schools and universities.