Reviewed by Christopher Shannon
What happens when a “piteously naked” philosopher-turned-poet decides to pursue philosophy in the form of verse?
Reviewed by Julian Murphy
In "His Own Man," nations, like the individuals therein, adapt and change such that their contemporary states bear little resemblance to their earlier incarnations.
Reviewed by Amanda Calderon
It is no surprise that this energetic and endearing novel is the work of a writer of such stunning accomplishment as Ondjaki.
Reviewed by Jennifer Florin
In an attempt to combat an approaching aimlessness after his sudden retirement, Gwyn chooses the new vocation of a copyist.
Reviewed by Ethan Alexander Perets
Gonçalo M. Tavares (Does the M stand for Man? Maniac? Master? Certainly not anything as common as Manuel . . .) is a writer that trades in oppositions. And business is good.
Reviewed by Anne Posten
It is this instability, this dance between beauty and horror, fear and elation, and this delicate navigation of power, which can turn one into the other, that animates Antonio Ungar’s singular, captivating novel.
Reviewed by Lucy Renner Jones
Andrei Bitov describes his book "The Symmetry Teacher" as a “novel-echo,” a palimpsest of a text which, as he explains in his preface, is his Russian “translation” of an obscure and untraceable English novel by a writer called A. Tired-Boffin.
Reviewed by Camila M. Santos
Dorothy Tse’s third book, "Snow and Shadow," is a collection of surreal stories set in a fantastical version of Hong Kong.
Reviewed by Kristina Fazzalaro
In each of her five short stories, Nettel places humans under the microscope and examines them at their most fragile and desperate.
Reviewed by Scott Borchert
The result is a frenetic portrait of the United States that he assembles bit by bit, fragment by fragment.
Reviewed by Christie Roe
Steeped in broad cross-cultural influences from traditional jazz to Guillaume Apollinaire, Harding masterfully crafts vision and music into free verse.
Reviewed by Mike Baugh
With the English publication this month of Bohumil Hrabal’s "Harlequin’s Millions" and Jáchym Topol’s "Nightwork," it’s Vánoce (“Christmas”) for fans of Czech literature.
Reviewed by Eric M. B. Becker
The author’s urgency to finish "La Grande" is palpable in the anxious prose.
Reviewed by Anne Posten
"Talking to Ourselves" considers our defenses against loss—it sees language and its arguable opposite, sex, as both weapons against and records of the inevitable.
Reviewed by Michelle Kyoko Crowson
The story unsettles from the outset, as we are immediately plunged into the protagonist’s turbulent inner world.
Reviewed by Alexa Weiko
A Fairy Tale starts with a young boy, his father, and the political assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme.
Reviewed by Andrew Rose
To the average Westerner, reared on crisp autumn breezes and revitalizing spring air, Beijing’s tianqi, its weather, is a surreal departure.
Reviewed by Kate Prengel
Hassan Blasim's Iraq is a debased and deadly place
Reviewed by Sara Rafsky
Walsh was sitting in a café when a man approached him and said cryptically: “One of the executed men is alive.”
Reviewed by Carla Baricz
Shiskin pushes us to the realization that we are part of the book that we are reading, and that the book we are reading is part of us.