Translated fiction we loved in 2018

Notes Of A Crocodile

Notes Of A Crocodile

Bonnie Huie, Eileen Myles, Qiu Miaojin

Set in the post-martial-law era of 1990s Taipei, this book depicts the coming-of-age of a group of queer misfits discovering love, friendship, and artistic affinity while hardly studying at Taiwan's most prestigious university.

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 Read reviewThrough the Night: Dispatches from Uranus

Through the Night: Dispatches from Uranus

Ed Moreno, Caio Fernando Abreu

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Complete Stories

Complete Stories

Clarice Lispector, Katrina Dodson

Features stories ranging from teenagers coming into awareness of their sexual and artistic powers to humdrum housewives whose lives are shattered by unexpected epiphanies to old people who don't know what to do with themselves.

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Apple and Knife

Intan Paramaditha, Stephen J Epstein

Inspired by horror fiction, myths and fairy tales, Apple and Knife is an unsettling ride that swerves into the supernatural to explore the dangers and power of occupying a female body in today's world.

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Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones

A subversive, entertaining noir novel from the winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize.

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Karl Ove Knausgaard, Ingvild Burkey

The second book in the Why I Write series provides generous insight into the creative process of the award-winning Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard

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The End: My Struggle Book 6

The End: My Struggle Book 6

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Don Bartlett, Martin Aitken

The sprawling, intimate, and spectacularly unorthodox literary autobiography that unleashed a media frenzy upon its release in Norway, became a global publishing sensation, and sold millions of copies worldwide, now reaches its...

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 Read reviewThe Travelling Cat Chronicles

The Travelling Cat Chronicles

Hiro Arikawa, Philip Gabriel

It's not the journey that counts, but who's at your side.

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The Emissary

The Emissary

Yoko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani

Yoko Tawada's new novel is a breathtakingly light-hearted meditation on mortality and fully displays what Rivka Galchen has called her brilliant, shimmering, magnificent strangeness

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Beyond The Rice Fields

Beyond The Rice Fields

Naivo, Allison M. Charette

The first novel from Madagascar ever to be translated into English, Naivo's magisterial Beyond the Rice Fields delves into the upheavals of the nation's precolonial past through the twin narratives of a slave and his master's...

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