Launched at the beginning of 2020, the In Translation Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month to discuss translated books from around the globe.
Past reads include:
A bestseller in the author's native country of Estonia, where the book is so well known that a popular board game has been created based on it, The Man Who Spoke Snakish is the imaginative and moving story of a boy who is tasked with preserving ancient traditions in the face of modernity.
The wise and charming international bestseller and hit Japanese movie—about a young woman who loses everything but finds herself—a tale of new beginnings, romantic and family relationships, and the comfort that can be found in books.
A tender story about three sisters coming of age in Greece over the course of three summers, now available after being out of print for over twenty years.
A spellbinding novel that places one family’s tragedies against the uncontainable life force of the land itself.
Read the book that inspired the classic coming-of-age film! From award-winning German author Michael Ende, The Neverending Story is a classic tale of one boy and the book that magically comes to life.
From a "genius" (New York Times) storyteller: a new, subversive, hilarious, heart-breaking collection.
"There is sweetheartedness and wisdom and eloquence and transcendence in his stories because these virtues exist in abundance in Etgar himself... I am very happy that Etgar and his work are in the world, making things better." --George Saunders
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Washington Post - O, The Oprah Magazine - TIME Magazine - NPR - Financial Times - New York Post - Kirkus Reviews - Harper's Bazaar
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER
A classic escape nightmare, Chasing Homer is sped on not only by Krasznahorkai’s signature velocity, but also by a unique musical score and intense illustrations
NOBEL PRIZE WINNER • From the author of One Hundred Years of Solitude comes the gripping story of the murder of a young aristocrat that puts an entire society—not just a pair of murderers—on trial.
2021 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER FOR TRANSLATED LITERATURE
As if Marguerite Duras wrote Convenience Store Woman--a beautiful, unexpected novel from a debut French Korean author
The heart-breaking (New York Times Book Review), rollicking, award-winning novel that has been described as Oliver Twist in 1970s Africa (Les Inrockuptibles)
One of the most compelling books you'll read in any language this year. --Rolling Stone
Winner of the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award