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Best Fiction in Translation of 2015

  • FICTION

    THE STORY OF MY TEETH

    SEPT. 15, 2015

FICTION

THE STORY OF MY TEETH

by Valeria Luiselli ; translated by Christina MacSweeney

A clever philosophical novel that, as the author puts it, has “less to do with lying than surpassing the truth.” Full review >

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  • FICTION

    MY STRUGGLE

    APRIL 28, 2015

FICTION

MY STRUGGLE

by Karl Ove Knausgaard ; translated by Don Bartlett

An entertaining portrait of the artist as a young lout. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    A STRANGENESS IN MY MIND

    OCT. 20, 2015

FICTION

A STRANGENESS IN MY MIND

by Orhan Pamuk ; translated by Ekin Oklap

Rich, complex, and pulsing with urban life: one of this gifted writer’s best. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE COMPLETE STORIES

    AUG. 4, 2015

FICTION

THE COMPLETE STORIES

by Clarice Lispector ; translated by Katrina Dodson ; edited by Benjamin Moser

Essential and sure to turn up soon on reading lists in courses in women’s studies and Jewish diaspora literature as well as... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    I REFUSE

    APRIL 7, 2015

FICTION

I REFUSE

by Per Petterson ; translated by Don Bartlett

Without pyrotechnics, Petterson brings his characters and working-class Norway vividly, even passionately, to life; days... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE STORY OF THE LOST CHILD

    SEPT. 1, 2015

FICTION

THE STORY OF THE LOST CHILD

by Elena Ferrante ; translated by Ann Goldstein

The enigmatic Ferrante, whose identity remains the subject of international literary gossip, has created a mythic portrait... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    BEAUTY IS A WOUND

    SEPT. 8, 2015

  • FICTION

    THE DARK FOREST

    AUG. 11, 2015

  • FICTION

    THE BIG GREEN TENT

    NOV. 10, 2015

FICTION

THE BIG GREEN TENT

by Ludmila Ulitskaya ; translated by Polly Gannon

Indeed, the greatest tragedy of Ulitskaya’s story is that it comes to an end. Worthy of shelving alongside Doctor Zhivago:... Full review >

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