Women in translation

 Read reviewViolets: From the bestselling author of Please Look After Mother

Violets: From the bestselling author of Please Look After Mother

Kyung-Sook Shin, Anton Hur

A neglected young woman experiences the violence and isolation of contemporary Korean society, from the two million copy bestselling author of Please Look After Mother

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Portrait of an Unknown Lady

Portrait of an Unknown Lady

Maria Gainza, Thomas Bunstead

For readers of Olivia Laing, Mariana Enriquez, Deborah Levy and Valeria Luiselli, a playfully brilliant novel about women's influence, legacy, art and friendship

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Strangers I Know

Strangers I Know

Claudia Durastanti, Elizabeth Harris

A bold, contemporary and urgent novel from a renowned Italian writer that examines silence in different forms, immigration, family and social class.

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 Read reviewParadais

Paradais

Fernanda Melchor, Sophie Hughes

Author of the acclaimed novel Hurricane Season, Fernanda Melchor leads us into a different kind of hell: paradise

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The Books of Jacob

The Books of Jacob

Olga Tokarczuk

The much-anticipated English translation of Olga Tokarczuk's magnum opus

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Woman Running in the Mountains

Woman Running in the Mountains

Yuko Tsushima, Geraldine Harcourt, Lauren Groff

Set in 1970s Japan, this tender and poetic novel about a young, single mother struggling to find her place in the world is an early triumph by a modern Japanese master. 

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I'm Waiting For You

I’m Waiting For You

Kim Bo-Young, Sophie Bowman, Sung Ryu

THE TIMES SCIENCE FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH 'Her fiction is a breath-taking piece of a cinematic art ... powerful and graceful' - Bong Joon-ho, Oscar-winning director of Parasite ...

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 Read reviewLonely Castle in the Mirror

Lonely Castle in the Mirror

Mizuki Tsujimura, Philip Gabriel

A #1 Japanese bestseller and winner of the influential Japan booksellers' award. Convenience Store Woman with a fantasy twist, exploring emotional and anxiety issues in modern-day Japan.

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A World with No Shore: A Novel

A World with No Shore: A Novel

Helene Gaudy, Stephanie Smee

The surprise French bestseller - a brilliant contemporary twist on the historical novel.

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 Read reviewHeaven

Heaven

Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett, David Boyd

From the bestselling author of Breasts and Eggs and international literary sensation Mieko Kawakami, comes a sharp and illuminating novel about a teenage boy subjected to relentless bullying.

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A Girl Returned

A Girl Returned

Donatella Di Pietrantonio, Ann Goldstein

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Winter In Sokcho

Winter In Sokcho

Elisa Shua Dusapin

As if Marguerite Duras wrote Convenience Store Woman--a beautiful, unexpected novel from a debut French-Korean author

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The Mad Women's Ball

The Mad Women’s Ball

Victoria Mas

For fans of The Doll Factory and The Familiars, a gemlike novel set in a Parisian asylum in 1885 about two women - one deemed mad, the other sane - who find their salvation at The Mad Women's Ball.

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 Read reviewWhereabouts

Whereabouts

Jhumpa Lahiri

The new novel from the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author: a haunting portrait of a woman, her decisions, her conversations, her solitariness, in a beautiful and lonely Italian city

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The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree

The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree

Shokoofeh Azar

This book is a powerful and evocative literary novel set in Iran in the period immediately after the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Using the lyrical magic realism style of classical Persian storytelling, Azar draws the reader into...

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Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season

Fernanda Melchor, Sophie Hughes

An urgent and captivating tale of dark magic and small-town corruption from one of the most thrilling and accomplished young Mexican writers.

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Girls Against God

Girls Against God

Jenny Hval, Marjam Idriss

A genre-warping, time-travelling horror novel-slash-feminist manifesto from the author of the acclaimed Paradise Rot.

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 Read reviewLittle Eyes

Little Eyes

Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell

A visionary novel about our interconnected world, about the collision of horror and humanity, from the Man Booker-shortlisted master of the spine-tingling tale

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 Read reviewThe Eighth Life (For Brilka)

The Eighth Life (For Brilka)

Nino Haratischvili, Charlotte Collins, Ruth Martin

At the start of the twentieth century, on the edge of the Russian Empire, a family prospers. It owes its success to a delicious chocolate recipe, passed down the generations with great solemnity and caution. A caution which is...

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The Memory Police

The Memory Police

Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder

Who knows what will vanish next? The Memory Police is a beautiful, haunting and provocative fable about the power of memory and the trauma of loss, from one of Japan's greatest writers. 'One of Japan's most acclaimed authors...

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 Read reviewThere's No Such Thing as an Easy Job

There’s No Such Thing as an Easy Job

Kikuko Tsumura

A strange, compelling, darkly funny tale about one woman's search for meaning in the modern workplace.

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 Read reviewEarthlings

Earthlings

Sayaka Murata, Ginny Tapley Takemori

Mind blowing, dark and wild, the new novel from Sayaka Murata - author of bestseller Convenience Store Woman - asks: how far would you go just to be yourself?

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Minor Detail

Minor Detail

Adania Shibli, Elisabeth Jaquette

From a young Palestinian writer comes this compelling look at the Israel/Palestine conflict, from both the perspective of an Israeli soldier in 1949 as well as that of a young Palestinian woman.

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 Read reviewA Winter's Promise (The Mirror Visitor, Book One)

A Winter’s Promise (The Mirror Visitor, Book One)

Christelle Dabos, Hildegarde Serle

The absorbing first instalment in the bestselling French fantasy series The Mirror Visitor Quartet-winner of the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire.

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Three Apples Fell from the Sky

Three Apples Fell from the Sky

Narine Abgaryan, Lisa C. Hayden

A multi award-winning story of friendship and feuds in a remote Armenian mountain village

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Breasts and Eggs

Breasts and Eggs

Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett, David Boyd

A strange and beguiling novel about three women struggling to determine their own lives in contemporary Tokyo, from Japan's most exciting young writer, Mieko Kawakami

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Celestial Bodies

Celestial Bodies

Jokha Alharthi, Marilyn Booth

Celestial Bodies is a coiled spring of a novel, telling of Oman's coming-of-age through the prism of one family's losses and loves.

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 Read reviewConvenience Store Woman

Convenience Store Woman

Sayaka Murata, Ginny Tapley Takemori

The surprise smash hit - Japan's answer to Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine.

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 Read reviewThe Disaster Tourist: Winner of the CWA Crime Fiction in Translation Dagger 2021

The Disaster Tourist: Winner of the CWA Crime Fiction in Translation Dagger 2021

Yun Ko-eun, Lizzie Buehler

Yona has been stuck behind a desk for years working as a programming coordinator for Jungle, a travel company specialising in package holidays to destinations ravaged by disaster

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 Special priceThe Discomfort of Evening

The Discomfort of Evening

Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, Michele Hutchison

The sensational Dutch bestseller: Marieke Lucas Rijneveld's extraordinary portrait of a farming family distorted by grief, translated by Michele Hutchison.

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Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

Svetlana Alexievich, Bela Shayevich

In this magnificent requiem to a civilization in ruins, the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate reinvents a singular, polyphonic literary form, bringing together the voices of dozens of witnesses to the collapse of the USSR in...

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The Unwomanly Face of War

The Unwomanly Face of War

Svetlana Alexievich, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky

'Why, having stood up for and held their own place in a once absolutely male world, have women not stood up for their history? A whole world is hidden from us. Their war remains unknown . . . I want to write the history of that...

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Mouthful of Birds

Mouthful of Birds

Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell

A spellbinding collection of short stories from the Argentinian sensation Samanta Schweblin     

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Lullaby

Lullaby

Leila Slimani, Sam Taylor

The baby is dead. It took only a few seconds.   

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Hour of the Star

Hour of the Star

Clarice Lispector, Benjamin Moser

Living in the slums of Rio and eking out a living as a typist, Macabéa loves movies, Coca-Cola and her philandering rat of a boyfriend; she would like to be like Marilyn Monroe, but she is ugly, underfed, sickly and...

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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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The Nakano Thrift Shop

The Nakano Thrift Shop

Hiromi Kawakami, Allison Markin Powell

A beguiling story of love found amid odds and ends, The Nakano Thrift Shop is a heart-warming and utterly charming novel from one of Japan's most celebrated contemporary novelists. 

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The Vegetarian: A Novel

The Vegetarian: A Novel

Han Kang, Deborah Smith

A trangressive, unsettling novel in three acts, about rebellion and taboo, violence and eroticism, and the twisting metamorphosis of a soul

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Flights

Flights

Olga Tokarczuk, Jennifer Croft

A literary and imaginative book that explores subjects such as anatomy and psychology through narratives and reflections on travel and the body, and life and death.

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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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 Read reviewMy Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend

Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein

A memorable portrait of two women, My Brilliant Friend is also the story of a nation. Through the lives of Elena and Lila, Ferrante gives her readers the story of a city and a country undergoing momentous change.   

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