Books by John Hodgson

THE TRAITOR'S NICHE by Ismail Kadare
Released: June 12, 2018

"Kadare's political impact and significance have made him an oft-mentioned candidate in Nobel Prize handicapping."
A political fable of decapitation amid totalitarian oppression combines wickedly funny satire with darker, deeper lessons. Read full book review >
RICHARD POTTER by John Hodgson
Released: Feb. 13, 2018

"A focused, scholarly, definitive life history that gives voice to a pioneering and little-known entertainment legacy."
The history of an itinerant "almost unknown" 19th-century African- American showman who changed the face of one-man entertainment. Read full book review >
A GIRL IN EXILE by Ismail Kadare
Released: Jan. 9, 2018

"An author respected throughout Europe should reach a wider American readership with this subversive novel."
Kadare (Twilight of the Eastern Gods, 2015, etc.) subverts the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice into a parable of totalitarianism. Read full book review >
THE ACCIDENT by Ismail Kadare
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"Minor work from a major writer."
An ill-fated love affair symbolizes the chaos of contemporary Balkan politics in the latest novel from the acclaimed Albanian author (The Ghost Rider, 2010, etc.) who was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for Literature in 2005. Read full book review >