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Voice Over, by Céline Curiol, translated by Sam Richard

I  don’t think Voice Over is an apt translation of the original French title Voix sans issue.  The literal meaning is ‘voice without issue’.  And while I can see how clunky that would be as a title, it has meanings that aren’t implicit in… 712 more words

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By Night the Mountain Burns by Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel

‘By Night the Mountain Burns’ by Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel is the first novel by an author from Equatorial Guinea to be longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. 406 more words


Review: “The Dead Lake” by Hamid Ismailov

“This story began in the most prosaic fashion possible. I was travelling across the boundless steppes of Kazakhstan…” p.9

Recently longlisted for this year’s Independent Foreign Fiction Prize…

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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


The White Castle, by Orhan Pamuk, translated by Victoria Holbrook

The White Castle is a short novella of only 145 pages, but it took me forever to read.  It’s a title from the Faber Firsts collection, celebrating the first novels of such authors as Peter Carey ( 1,464 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

We like some translated fiction, so it’s great to have these titles longlisted for The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

It’s warded to honour contemporary fiction in translation and worth £10,000 in prize money has published its longlist – chosen from 111 titles from 28 languages… 433 more words