Best Translated Novels of 2013

The Infatuations

The Infatuations

Javier Marias, Margaret Jull Costa

Every day, Maria Dolz stops for breakfast at the same cafe. And every day she enjoys watching a handsome couple who follow the same routine. Then one day they aren't there, and she feels obscurely bereft. It is only later, when...

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All The Way

All The Way

Marie Darrieussecq, Penny Hueston

Solange wants to have sex. Will it be with one of the boys at school? The exchange student? The fireman she meets at the disco when she sneaks out one night? Or with Arnaud, the coolest boy she knows? She'd like to see more of her...

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 Read reviewAshes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes

Ashes in My Mouth, Sand in My Shoes

Per Petterson, Don Bartlett

Arvid Jansen is a young boy who lives on the outskirts of Oslo. It's the early sixties, his father works in a shoe factory and his Danish mother works as a cleaner. Arvid wets his bed at night and has nightmares about crocodiles,...

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 Read reviewA Man In Love: My Struggle Book 2

A Man In Love: My Struggle Book 2

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett

Deals with the experience of becoming a father, the mundane struggles of family life, ridiculously unsuccessful holidays, humiliating antenatal music classes, fights with quarrelsome neighbours, and the emotional strains of...

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 Read reviewThe Last of the Vostyachs

The Last of the Vostyachs

Diego Marani, Judith Landry

The Last of the Vostyachs won two literary prizes in Italy: The Premio Campiello and The Premio Stresa.

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Ways of Going Home

Ways of Going Home

Alejandro Zambra, Megan McDowell

A heartbreaking novel from a rising star of Latin America literature, and one of Granta's Best of Young Spanish Language Novelists.

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 Read reviewThe Sound of Things Falling

The Sound of Things Falling

Juan Gabriel Vasquez

The dark, brilliant new novel by the author of The Informers and The Secret History of Costaguana.

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