Fiction in translation

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Why translators should be named on book covers
Publishers avoid highlighting the people who choose every word of the books they bring to English readers. This lack of transparency is misguided and unfair

Jennifer Croft

10, Sep, 2021 @8:30 AM

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The Liquid Land review – a memorable Austrian allegory
A town is being sucked down a vast hole in Raphaela Edelbauer’s subtle, whimsical debut about historical memory

Houman Barekat

10, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Top 10 novels about long-distance relationships | Amber Medland
The pleasures and perils of sustaining human connection while physically separated have inspired writers from Sally Rooney to Vladimir Nabokov

Amber Medland

08, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich von Kleist review – a good man turned murderer
This 19th-century tale of injustice at the hands of authority and the chaotic consequences of revenge speaks to eternal truths

John Self

05, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Legends of the fall: the 50 biggest books of autumn 2021
From new novels by Sally Rooney and Colson Whitehead to Michel Barnier’s take on Brexit, Bernardine Evaristo’s manifesto and diaries from David Sedaris – all the releases to look out for

Justine Jordan and Katy Guest

04, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas by Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis – review
The Brazilian author’s digressive, rule-breaking 1881 masterpiece distils the entire human comedy to 160 brief chapters

John Self

29, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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More Than I Love My Life by David Grossman review – a true tale of survival
From Tito’s gulags to a kibbutz … this is a powerful retelling of a Jewish woman’s extraordinary life, and of a family’s emotional trauma, from the author of A Horse Walks into a Bar

Alex Clark

27, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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What You Can See from Here by Mariana Leky review – a tonic in troubled times
Worldly woes come to a small village in this German bestseller sprinkled with fairytale magic

James Smart

25, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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A Sunday in Ville-d’Avray by Dominique Barbéris review – discreet charms of the bourgeoisie
This slim novel about sisters meeting in the Parisian suburbs elegantly conjures up an alternative world of possibilities

John Self

22, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The Luminous Novel by Mario Levrero review – an extraordinary autofictional diary
Mingling fact and fancy, this epic of digression and procrastination is wonderfully poignant

Sam Jordison

13, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Country of Others by Leïla Slimani review – a compelling exploration of the past
The bestselling author of Lullaby works her dangerous magic on her own family history in the first of a planned trilogy

Tessa Hadley

28, Jul, 2021 @6:30 AM

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The best recent crime and thrillers – review roundup
Widespread Panic by James Ellroy; People Like Them by Samira Sedira; Razorblade Tears by SA Cosby; The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell; and Whitethroat by James Henry

Laura Wilson

23, Jul, 2021 @11:00 AM

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