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IFFP 2015: The Last Lover

The Last Lover

The Last Lover
by Can Xue,
tr. Annelise Finegan Wasmoen

Paperback, 336 pages

Published July 29th 2014
by Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300153323… 541 more words


IFFP 2015 review: The End Of Days

The End Of Days

The End of Days
(Aller Tage Abend)
by Jenny Erpenbeck,
tr. Susan Bernofsky

Hardcover, 256 pages

Published November 27th 2014
by New Directions Publishing Corporation… 550 more words


IFFP 2015 review: By Night The Mountain Burns

Time to start telling you a few words about the books I have been reading for the IFFP Shadow Panel.

First, I have already read and reviewed… 599 more words


The Investigation by Jung-Myung Lee

‘The Investigation’ by Jung-Myung Lee and translated by Chi-Young Kim is only the second book translated from Korean into English to ever be longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in its twenty-five year history. 453 more words


In the Beginning Was the Sea by Tomás González

I have read a few French books translated into English by Frank Wynne including ‘Alex’ and ‘Irene’ by Pierre Lemaitre but I was unfamiliar with his translations from Spanish until now. 444 more words


The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Longlist 2015

It’s been an interesting week for book award longlists. First, there was the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist announced on Tuesday followed by the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize longlist announced late on Wednesday. 1,094 more words


IFFP 2015 and March readings

You may be wondering why this time I didn’t announce the books I was planning to read in March.

Well, I was waiting for the IFFP longlist, as I have the honor to be part of the… 456 more words