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#AW80Books - Slim, quirky and intoxicating - Amelie Nothomb's 'Petronille'

Pétronille by Amélie Nothomb (2014, translation by Alison Anderson) was this month’s reading  choice for my book group. While her parents are Belgian, Nothomb was born in Japan but currently lives in Paris. 352 more words


Review: My Brilliant Friend (The Neapolitan Novels #1) by Elena Ferrante

Whilst I really enjoyed this book, I still have to wonder what all the hype is about. The beginning is what kept me going though page after page. 258 more words


THE NATURAL WAY OF THINGS imagines a world in which misogyny is taken to new extremes

The Natural Way of Things

By Charlotte Wood

Europa Editions: June 28, 2016

$17.00, 230 pages

Summer is seen as a time to read light-hearted, romantic novels or thrillers. 1,060 more words

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Wo-manning up for #WITMonth 2016

The idea of #WITmonth – far beyond just reading books by women writers in translation – is to spread the word about the specific problem of the lack of women writers in translation.’

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A Neapolitan Summer...

Looking for the perfect summer read? Try the magnificent Elena Ferrante.

 Photo: Piazza Dante, Naples


Ann Goldstein on Ferrante Fever and what makes it into translation from the Italian

As Diana Thow and I were planning a session on Italian literature for the American Literary Translators Association conference, I happened to see translator of Elena Ferrante fame and  1,760 more words


'The Prank of the Good Little Virgin of Via Ormea' by Amara Lakhous (Review)

As you may have noticed, many of the books I review on the blog could be placed towards the ‘serious’ end of any imaginary literary spectrum, but I do read the odd lighter book (comparatively, anyway).  1,137 more words