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Best Fiction in Translation of 2014

  • FICTION

    THE AUTHOR AND ME

    OCT. 14, 2014

FICTION

THE AUTHOR AND ME

by Éric Chevillard ; translated by Jordan Stump

A curious, cleverly constructed matryoshka doll of unreliable narrators. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THOSE WHO LEAVE AND THOSE WHO STAY

    SEPT. 2, 2014

FICTION

THOSE WHO LEAVE AND THOSE WHO STAY

by Elena Ferrante ; translated by Ann Goldstein

Ferrante’s lucid rendering of Lila’s and Elena’s entwined yet discrete lives illustrates both that the personal is political... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE HUNTING GUN

    SEPT. 9, 2014

FICTION

THE HUNTING GUN

by Yasushi Inoue ; translated by Michael Emmerich

This slight but elegant and moving novella is a lovely introduction to a prolific Japanese writer (1907-1991) largely... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE

    AUG. 12, 2014

  • FICTION

    MY STRUGGLE

    MAY 27, 2014

FICTION

MY STRUGGLE

by Karl Ove Knausgaard ; translated by Don Bartlett

Halfway through, this series is starting to look like an early-21st-century masterpiece. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE WOMAN WHO BORROWED MEMORIES

    OCT. 21, 2014

FICTION

THE WOMAN WHO BORROWED MEMORIES

by Tove Jansson ; translated by Thomas Teal ; Silvester Mazzarella

Windows crop up often in Jansson’s stories, reflecting the transparent wall between her lonely characters and their worlds... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE SON

    MAY 13, 2014

FICTION

THE SON

by Jo Nesbø ; translated by Charlotte Barslund

One of Nesbø’s best, deepest and richest novels, even without Harry Hole. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE COLD SONG

    APRIL 8, 2014

FICTION

THE COLD SONG

by Linn Ullmann ; translated by Barbara J. Haveland

The author might be best known in this country as the daughter of Ingmar Bergman and Liv Ullmann, but her accomplishment... Full review >

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