Announcing APS Books. For news and updates, sign up for our newsletter:

The Woman in Green

Feature Marie NDiaye
Translated from the French by Jordan Stump


I never met this woman, whose presence in my personal legends eclipses, by its incandescence, some of her more irrefutably real neighbors. I’m not even sure she’s actual. In the end, it makes little difference. She remains a pure emblem. Everything I know of her comes to me from Jenny.

A  [...]

Subscribers can read the full version of this article by logging in. Not a subscriber? Get immediate access to this article by subscribing now.

“Each new issue feels like a public report from many individual private spheres.” —Antoine Wilson

Back to Top
Issue 21



Summer 2014


Marie NDiaye is the author of over a dozen plays and works of prose and was one of ten finalists for the 2013 International Booker Prize, alongside Lydia Davis and Marilynne Robinson. English translations of her work include the story collection All My Friends (Two Lines Press); the novel Three Strong Women (Knopf), for which she received the 2009 Prix Goncourt; and the novel Rosie Carpe (University of Nebraska Press), for which she received the 2001 Prix Femina. Her memoir Self-Portrait in Green will be published in late 2014 by Two Lines Press.


A Public Space is an independent magazine of literature and culture. It was founded in 2006. You can read more about the magazine’s history and mission - click here.


A subscription to A Public Space now includes home delivery of the print magazine as well as access to the digital editions (epub, mobi, and pdf files) and the online archive.

For Just


Subscribe Today

A Public Space 323 Dean Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 t: 718.858.8067     General Information     Subscription Help