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The Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbeke Translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch

Today sees the last of Jacqui’s Independent Foreign Fiction Prize reviews. I’m sure you’ll agree with me that her reviews have been thoughtful and insightful and they’ve certainly resulted in books being added to my TBR. 1,035 more words

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The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2014

The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize is one of the most interesting literary prizes but is also, unfortunately, one of the more overlooked. It probably hasn’t helped that the announcement of both the longlist and shortlist  has coincided with the announcement of the longlist and shortlist of the higher profile Women’s Prize for Fiction.  371 more words

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The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Shortlist

Yesterday, while I was still overexcited about the Bailey’s Women’s Fiction Prize shortlist, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize shortlist was announced. Those of us who champion women’s fiction have every reason to be thrilled with the shortlist as there’s a 50/50 gender split from a longlist that was 33/66 in favour of books written by men. 162 more words

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Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Longlist

The shortlist for this prize which is worth £10,000 is announced today. Titles on the longlist which are listed here were chosen by the judging panel from a record number of entries and languages – 126 titles from 30 source languages. 1,952 more words

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Hassan Blasim's 'The Iraqi Christ' Makes Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Shortlist

For just the second time, a book translated from the Arabic has been shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize (IFFP). Hassan Blasim’s second short-story collection,  378 more words

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Review: The Detour – Gerbrand Bakker

A Dutch woman calling herself Emilie has rented a remote farm in Wales after admitting to an affair and leaving her husband. Escaping from something unknown to us and existing in self-inflicted solitude, Emilie seems to be waiting for something. 637 more words

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Back to Back by Julia Franck Translated from the German by Anthea Bell

Jacqui’s third Independent Foreign Fiction Prize guest review is for a book that sounds brutal yet brilliant; another addition to the TBR shelf for me. 1,257 more words

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