/Fiction in Translation
  • Dawn

    Selahattin Demirtas

    Short stories from the Turkey’s most famous political prisoner, the former head of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party who ran for president in 2018 from behind bars.

    Hardback £10.99
  • Russian Stories

    Edited by Christoph Keller

    Another in the excellent Everyman series (following ‘Venice Stories’ last autumn).

    Hardback £10.99
  • The Penguin Book Of Italian Short Stories

    Edited by Jhumpa Lahiri

    A handsome selection of stories from the From the Risorgimento to the present. Calvino, Morante, Pirandello, etc as well as many other lesser known authors. A handsome accompaniment to Penguin’s recent and very successful Book of Japanese Short Stories.

    Hardback £25.00
  • The Nine Cloud Dream

    Kim Man-Jung

    A sort of Buddhist version of ‘The Divine Comedy’, in which a monk distracted by eight delightful fairies is reborn as the ideal man. A new translation of this C17th Korean masterpiece.

    Paperback £11.99
  • Mac and His Problem

    Enrique Vila-Matas

    “I’m fascinated by the current vogue for posthumous books, and I’m thinking of writing a fake one…”: an intricate literary caprice set in a Barcelona heatwave, with humour and a light touch.

    Paperback £14.99
  • The Death of Murat Idrissi

    Tommy Wieringa

    A taut, spare novella about two young Dutch women getting out of their depth in Morocco. Longlisted for the International Man Booker.

    Hardback £12.99
  • The Office of Gardens and Ponds

    Didier Decoin

    An extremely pleasurable immersion into Heian-period Japan, this sensual and thoughtful novel is like moving through a series of prints: a young widow journeys to the capital with carp for the imperial temple pools; the theme for a courtly perfume contest is the scent of a young woman passing over a bridge, half-seen in the mist. Translated from the French.

    Hardback £14.99
  • The Pine Islands

    Marion Poschmann

    A wry novel in which a middle-age, unsuccessful lecturer (beards in cinema is his field) travels in Matsuo Basho’s footsteps towards the islands of Matsushima, with a suicidal young man for company. Dry, dead-pan, detached and funny. Short-listed for the German Book Prize (2017) and now long-listed for the Man Booker International Prize 2019.

    Hardback £12.99
  • Omer Pasha Latas, Marshall to the Sultan

    Ivo Andric

    The first English translation of this novel, set in 1850s Sarajevo, with its complex overlappings of three religions. From the author of ‘The Bridge over the Drina’.

    Other £9.99