Fiction in translation

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In brief: The Love Songs of WEB Du Bois; Impossible; Jan Ullrich – reviews
A lyrical, witty novel of the US south, a great Italian writer’s mountain detective story, and the history of a controversial cycling champion

Ben East

26, Jun, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Summer books: Bernardine Evaristo, Hilary Mantel, David Nicholls and more pick their favourites
Authors recommend their favourite recent reads, from addictive novels and fascinating cultural history to a game-changing graphic memoir

Bernardine Evaristo, Hilary Mantel, David Nicholls, Anne Enright, Sara Collins, Ali Smith, Jonathan Franzen, Pankaj Mishra, Colm Tóibín, Sarah Waters, Olivia Laing, Ian Rankin, Robert Macfarlane, Katherine Rundell, Mohammed Hanif, Polly Samson and Fatima Bhutto

25, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Summer reading: the 50 hottest new books for a great escape
From pageturning thrillers and comic novels to an antidote to doomscrolling – our pick of the best new fiction and nonfiction. Plus 10 brilliant paperbacks, and 10 great reads for children and teens

Justine Jordan, David Shariatmadari and Imogen Russell Williams

25, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Talk to My Back by Yamada Murasaki review – feminist awakenings in 1980s Japan
The first English translation of these subtle stories of self-worth and domestic frustration is a revelation

Rachel Cooke

20, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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We Had to Remove This Post by Hanna Bervoets review – confessions of a content moderator
This Dutch novel takes aim at the depersonalising corrosiveness of the internet, but becomes laboured

Houman Barekat

16, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Yell, Sam, If You Still Can by Maylis Besserie review – Beckett’s last days
A remarkable debut that imagines the Irish writer communing with lost loved ones in a Paris nursing home

John Banville

16, Jun, 2022 @6:30 AM

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The best recent science fiction and fantasy – review roundup
Ordinary Monsters by JM Miro; In the Heart of Hidden Things by Kit Whitfield; The Sanctuary by Andrew Hunter Murray; The Splendid City by Karen Heuler; and Scattered All Over the Earth by Yoko Tawada

Lisa Tuttle

10, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The best recent poetry – review roundup
Quiet by Victoria Adukwei Bulley; More Fiya, edited by Kayo Chingonyi; The Lascaux Notebooks by Jean-Luc Champerret, edited and translated by Philip Terry; and Continuous Creation by Les Murray

Rishi Dastidar

03, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Lucky Breaks by Yevgenia Belorusets review – war stories from Ukraine
Infused with magic and black humour, these fables of women affected by Russian aggression have accrued an unsettling timeliness

Marcel Theroux

03, Jun, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Time Shelter by Georgi Gospodinov review – the dangers of dwelling in the past
From communism to the Brexit referendum and conflict in Europe, this funny yet frightening Bulgarian novel explores the weaponisation of nostalgia

Patrick McGuinness

20, May, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Bolla by Pajtim Statovci review – love during wartime
An Albanian and a Serbian in Kosovo are wrenched apart by homophobia and conflict in this dark, powerful novel

Lucy Popescu

26, Apr, 2022 @9:30 AM

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The best recent translated fiction – review roundup
Portrait of an Unknown Lady by María Gainza; The Trouble With Happiness by Tove Ditlevsen; The Land of Short Sentences by Stine Pilgaard; The Old Woman With the Knife by Gu Byeong-Mo

John Self

22, Apr, 2022 @11:00 AM

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