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A rare translation of Latvian author Inga Abele brings her tragic love story, set just after the fall of communism, to a new audience. It’s a wonderfully lyrical if heartbreaking read, writes Matthew Jakubowski
September 26, 2013
Mo Yan's latest work relates the story of a poor, food-obsessed boy and provides an intriguing insight into life in modern China, writes Matthew Jakubowski
February 9, 2013
A newly translated novel by the late Gert Jonke introduces readers into the strange, shapeshifting world of Burgmüller, writes Matthew Jakubowski.
January 10, 2013
Rifling through his old notebooks, Ivan Vladislavic revisits his writing failures and stillborn stories in this playful, worldly, erudite and funny new book.
May 12, 2012
Sharp dialogue fraught with tension, highly agile shifts in perspective and acerbic humour characterise Diane Williams's latest collection.
March 9, 2012
A classic pop record inspires a highly original first novel by Raymond Beauchemin embracing family and music.
January 13, 2012
The focus on the nature of evil and the dangers of apathy lurking inside a Spanish tourist resort echo some of Bolaño's complex themes, but this novel is a slight example of his early style.
December 23, 2011
Matthew Jakubowski reviews two powerful novels by Erri De Luca, which both reflect the author's adventurous life and his upbringing in the southern Italian city of Naples.
December 8, 2011
Half a million words into his life in print, Gerald Murnane emerges with Barley Patch, a novel operating somewhere on the ‘far side of fiction.’
October 28, 2011
Religious fanaticism flourishes in suburban America when millions of people suddenly disappear in Tom Perrotta’s latest novel.
September 23, 2011
Bonnie Jo Campbell's story of a teenage girl born to hardship and abuse in rural Michigan is a bleak but beautifully crafted and compelling read.
August 12, 2011
Dedicated to "everyone who would like to be someone else", the latest offering by the Montreal author Dany Laferrière is an older form of novel, a funny yet sharp conversation about ideas and experience.
May 27, 2011
In vibrant, broken vernacular, Montecore explores the racial tensions lurking beneath the surface of Swedish society and a forgiving portrait of an absent parent.
February 18, 2011
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