Jamie Mackay
Writer and translator

Jamie Mackay is a writer and translator whose work has appeared in Internazionale, Frieze and The Times Literary Supplement, among others. His is the author of ‘The Invention of Sicily’ (forthcoming, Verso Books). He lives in Florence, Italy.

Written by Jamie Mackay

Study in Orange (1904), by René Le Bègue. Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1933. Courtesy the MET Museum, New York

Stories and literature
Eros at play

Why the ancient erotic poems of Sappho and Wallada bint al-Mustakfi are far more stimulating than modern pornography

Jamie Mackay