Books by Lorin Stein

HISTORY OF VIOLENCE by Édouard Louis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2018

"An intensely suspenseful psychological portrait—and with many more questions than answers."
A sobering tale of crime and the exhausting search for justice in its aftermath. Read full book review >
THE UNPROFESSIONALS by Lorin Stein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"The collection may give a sense of contemporary U.S. writing, but the marked unevenness is surprising given the magazine's illustrious history."
A collection of recent work from this venerable publication includes a dozen short stories that range as widely in style as they do in quality. Read full book review >
SUBMISSION by Michel Houellebecq
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"True, it won't make ISIS's holiday reading list, and it will offend cultural-relativist pieties. Still, though clunky and obvious, it's well worth reading as a modern work of littérature engagée."
The controversial pan-European bestseller arrives in English. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"A smart showcase of a half-century's worth of pathways in fiction."
A compendium of The Paris Review's short story hits, curated with the ambitious, aspiring writer in mind. Read full book review >
HATE by Tristan Garcia
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 2, 2010

"Edgy, pretentious roman à clef."
Four Parisians navigate a shifting personal and political landscape in a modern, sexually liberated Europe. Read full book review >
THE MYSTERY GUEST by Grégoire Bouillier
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"The deceptively effortless translation by Stein renders this a treasure at once absurd and heartbreaking."
A skillful blurring of art and reality is achieved in French author Bouillier's beguilingly spare "account" of recovery from a romantic heartbreak. Read full book review >