A new take on sci-fi, shortlisted for the International Booker Prize
Topical, Novichok-influenced new Russian political thriller by Sergei Lebedev
Epic war romance set in war-torn Baku
NORTH AFRICA, MIDDLE EAST, CENTRAL ASIA AND THE SOUTH CAUCASUS Translated from the Russian by Lisa C. Hayden First published in Russian in 2015, Three Apples fell from the Sky is a whimsical and fable-like book by the Armenian writer Narine Abgaryan. It features a huge cast of characters living in the isolated mountain village …
Child-perspective, sometimes shocking story of grief, set on a Dutch dairy farm
Disturbing tale of a middle-class dinner gone wrong
Translated from the Czech by Michael Henry Heim EUROPE I’d heard lot of praise for communist-, samizdat-era writer Bohumil Hrabal, so he felt like the obvious initial choice for a Czech writer. The protagonist of Too Loud of Solitude works feeding books – and occasional families of mice – into a paper compacting machine, in …
Is this a mystery story or survival lit? Either way it’s a great read.