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5 women writers to discover in translation

Women in Translation month is in full swing, and following on from the individual book recommendations I gave in an earlier post, today I want to focus on authors. I love it when publishing houses champion an author rather than… Continue Reading

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Historical horror, supernatural stories, and a gentle gem: three books reviewed

Jenny Erpenbeck, Visitation, tr. Susan Bernofsky (Portobello Books) Mariana Enriquez, Things We Lost in the Fire, tr. Megan McDowell (Portobello Books) Leonard and Hungry Paul, Rónán Hession (Bluemoose Books) Jenny Erpenbeck, Visitation, translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky (Portobello… Continue Reading

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“Pulling apart the threads of destiny”: Jenny Erpenbeck, The End of Days

Translated from the German by Susan Bernofsky (Portobello Books, 2015) Jenny Erpenbeck is hailed as one of Europe’s most highly regarded writers, and in 2015 her stunning novel The End of Days won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize (the last one… Continue Reading