5 Books That We’d Pay to See Translated into English

5 Books That We'd Pay to See Translated into English

Shit. The title of this post is a bit misleading no? I mean, we’d absolutely love to see the books listed below get translated into the English language sooner rather than later, but full disclosure, we don’t exactly have the cash lying around to make this dream a reality. Let’s say instead that these are the 5 books we’re dying to read in translation that we can’t, because no one has tackled them yet. Any takers out there?

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New in Translation: March 2015


According to the Visual Guide to Translated Fiction there are 35 works being published in March that are new in translation. If you want to check out the full list go here, and then click on March. Today I’ll point out the 7 that have caught my eye and I’ll do this live (barely) from underneath 84 inches of pure white snow.

Please, allow me to be your informer. A licky boom-boom down.

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Crime Novel by Petri Tamminen


Put a Little Love in Your Heart

How many times have you heard that tired old phrase about never judging a book by its cover? When it comes to Petri Tamminen’s Crime Novel, a book that features a giant fingerprint and the word “Crime” in a rather large black font on its front, no one would blame you for thinking that what you’re about to read is a classic detective story. Heck, fingerprint aside, the title alone all but implies this. Don’t get me wrong, there is a police inspector in this one, and much of the surface plot does revolve around him tracking the whereabouts of an elusive felon, but there’s much, much more at work here then simply taking a quick glance at the cover would lead you to believe. Trust me friends, this one is anything but your standard game of cat and mouse.

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