Istanbul: Memories of a City by Orhan Pamuk (Turkey)

A fascinating reflection on the childhood of a Nobel-prize winning author and on the cultural history of Istanbul

Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood (USA): Review no 161

#20booksofsummer, book 4 Priestdaddy is an acclaimed memoir by US writer Patricia Lockwood, who is currently on the Women’s Prize shortlist for her first novel, No-one Is Talking About This, and whose tweets come imbued with the aura of legend. This, her first book, was published in 2017, and has a particularly random cover in …

Review no 101: Family Lexicon by Natalia Ginzburg (Italy)

Translated by Jenny McPhee EUROPE “Even though the story is real, I think one should read it as if it were a novel, and therefore not demand of it any more or less than a novel can offer … memory is ephemeral, and … books based on reality are often only faint glimpses and fragments …