Words of the World: 5 Authors from Argentina

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Welcome to the first installment of Words of the World, a new semi-regular feature we’ll be running to highlight newer, important works of literature in translation from around the globe. You may come across some overly familiar names within these posts from time to time, but ultimately our aim is to draw more attention to some great authors and great titles that you may have missed, and we’ll do it one country at a time.

Are these books the new classics? Time will tell. Either way, they’re most certainly some of our personal favorites from the past few years.

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5 Video Games That Are Based on World Literature

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Video games. Love’em or hate ’em, one thing’s for sure, there’s no escaping them. There’s nothing quite like plowing your way through a great story with amazing graphics and lots of bad guys to gun down in one 15-20 hour go, and today we take a moment to celebrate some successful games that were based on world literature. Is playing through each of these the next best thing to picking up a book? Probably not, but they’re still a pretty damn fun form of entertainment.

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5 Books That Won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

5 Books That Won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

This year, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary (technically, there have been nineteen previous winners since it took five years off in the mid-ninties) and to celebrate this milestone we thought we’d take a look back at a few of our favorites. You probably don’t have the time to read every single past winner, but we highly recommend that you at least add the five titles below to your never ending TBR pile.

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From Page to Screen: 5 Movie Adaptations That Are in Development

From Page to Screen: 5 Adaptations That Are in Development

Man, there’s nothing quite like the excitement of hearing that one of your favorite novels is getting adapted for the big screen, is there? Who will direct? Who will star? Then the big day finally arrives. You pay $15 bucks for a ticket to plop your ass in a seat and $45 bucks on popcorn and soda only to discover what you already knew in your heart. Damn, the book was better. Here’s 5 adaptations of books we’ve previously reviewed that are coming your way soon. There’s a slim chance they could actually turn out good, right?

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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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