Best New Fiction is a monthly segment dedicated to highlighting the most interesting and noteworthy releases that will be published over the next thirty days.
There were over 450 new translations published this year, and trust us, we know from experience, keeping track of them all can be a maddening exercise. Each weekday from now until the end of the year we’ll highlight a different title that you may have missed. From short story collections to epic novels, from award winning works of the highest literary caliber to trashy romantic beach reads, we’ll feature the very best, and the very worst that 2015 had to offer, one book at a time.
The newly updated Visual Guide to Translated Fiction says that there are 32 works being published in October that are new in translation. If you want to check out the full list go here, and then click on October. Otherwise, stick around, because we’re about to explore 6 of them in closer detail.
The newly updated Visual Guide to Translated Fiction says that there are 39 works being published in September that are new in translation. 39! If you want to check out the full list go here, and then click on September. Otherwise, stick around, because we’re about to explore 8 of them in closer detail.
What I really need is a friend just like me; I’m sure I’d be my own best friend
When single, middle-aged Laurent finds a woman’s handbag outside of his Paris bookstore, his first instinct is to leave it alone. But a deeper curiosity inspires the bookseller to locate the owner of this mysterious mauve handbag and return it. With only a few personal effects, how is Laurent supposed to find one woman in a city of millions?