Books by Andrej Blatnik

CHANGE ME by Andrej Blatnik
Released: Sept. 26, 2019

"With some echoes of Kafka and Vonnegut, this novel looks for the soul of the 21st century and finds an abyss."
Global consumerism is a nightmare from which one nuclear family is trying to awaken. Read full book review >
LAW OF DESIRE by Andrej Blatnik
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Taut storytelling, if sometimes a bit too high-strung."
A clutch of brusque, seriocomic and sometimes forbidding tales about lust, loss and betrayal by the Slovenian author (You Do Understand, 2010). Read full book review >
YOU DO UNDERSTAND by Andrej Blatnik
Released: Sept. 7, 2010

"Charmingly taut fiction that occasionally cries out for broader canvases."
Fifty ultra-brief stories by the Slovenian writer that revel in absurdity and pointed ironies. This is his second collection (Skinswaps, 1998) translated into English. Read full book review >
SKINSWAPS by Andrej Blatnik
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

This first collection of 16 short stories by an accomplished young Slovenian author contains brief satirical allegories ("The Drummer's Strike," "Issac"), eerie vignettes dramatizing elusive varieties of psychic derangement ("Two" and "His mother's voice" are notable), and several more fully developed pieces in which wry, self-deprecating characters (who sound a little like Milan Kundera's) reflect the depletion and ennui of eastern Europe during and after the last days of communism (especially "The Taste of Blood" and "Scratches on the Back"). Superlative short fiction from an exciting new writer. Read full book review >