Engaging and informative diaries record world events interspersed with episodes from family life
Biting wit in this short novel about a dysfunctional Latin American family
An intriguing collection of short stories from one of Thailiand’s pre-eminent writers
a quick and deceptively unchallenging read that reminded me of a Japanese Eleanor Oliphant
this collection of short stories is a quick and sometimes powerful read
My review of a 60s novel of life in an Austrian feminist-lite dystopia – can’t be worse than anything we’re experiencing right now can it? Oh, wait.
Translated from the French by Modupé Bodé-Thomas AFRICA So Long a Letter is an epistolary novel (rare in African literature) and seminal African feminist work that laments injustices in the female experience in Senegal. The book was published in French in 1979, and first appeared in English in 1981. It has been judged to be […]
Sexually adventurous, ditzy, Weimar-era heroine Doris has quite the adventures in 1930s Berlin.
FAR EAST, SOUTH ASIA AND AUSTRALASIA Translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith When it came to choosing a female South Korean writer, there was really no choice to be made. Han Kang is a previous winner of the Man Booker International Prize, and two of her novels recently made it onto the top 5 […]
I loved this short, sharp shock of a novel. Think you’re a bad mother? It’s ok, you’re not as bad as Vibeke.