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Best Fiction in Translation of 2023

  • FICTION

    GREEK LESSONS

    APRIL 18, 2023

FICTION

GREEK LESSONS

by Han Kang ; translated by Deborah Smith & Emily Yae Won

A stunning exploration of language, memory, and beauty from an internationally renowned writer. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    REYKJAVÍK

    SEPT. 5, 2023

FICTION

REYKJAVÍK

by Ragnar Jónasson & Katrín Jakobsdóttir ; translated by Victoria Cribb

A slow-burning, spellbinding whodunit. Agatha Christie, to whom it’s dedicated, would be proud. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    LIES AND SORCERY

    OCT. 10, 2023

FICTION

LIES AND SORCERY

by Elsa Morante ; translated by Jenny McPhee

A masterpiece by one of Italy’s foremost modern writers. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    MY WORK

    SEPT. 4, 2023

FICTION

MY WORK

by Olga Ravn ; translated by Sophia Hersi Smith & Jennifer Russell

A stunning book that speaks aloud thoughts the reader believed had been theirs alone in long nursery hours of the night. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE HOUSE ON VIA GEMITO

    MAY 30, 2023

FICTION

THE HOUSE ON VIA GEMITO

by Domenico Starnone ; translated by Oonagh Stransky

A complexly structured masterpiece that doubles back on itself in order to move forward. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    HEART SUTRA

    MARCH 14, 2023

FICTION

HEART SUTRA

by Yan Lianke ; translated by Carlos Rojas

Picaresque, but with serious matters of faith, love, and political wrangling at its fast-beating heart. Full review >

FULL REVIEW >

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