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Fiction in Translation

Fiction in Translation

Here at Foyles we're big fans of translated literature—and there's never been a better time to discover the world of international writing. Critical and commercial attention has never been higher, with a focus not just on the author and book, but the art of the translator too. And in an increasingly connected world, we all benefit from reading other lives, other worlds—well, suffice to say it's a big part of our modus operandi, our raison d’être.

 

Current Highlights

 

Humiliation by Paulina FloresHumiliation by Paulina Flores, translated by Megan McDowell 
 

Drawing from the various ways in which people experience humiliation. particularly that associated with poverty and social insecurity, each of the stories in this taut collection pivot on a moment of disillusionment, when the truth of a person, a neighbourhood, a memory, is revealed. Tales from the economic edge of contemporary life in Chile, where parents are laid off and youthful dreams bump against harsh reality, these narratives mark the emergence of a politically engaged and daring new writer. 

 

 

 

 

The Taiga Syndrome by Cristina Rivera GarzaThe Taiga Syndrome by Cristina Rivera, translated by Garza
Suzanne Jill Levine and
Aviva Kana

Occasionally a publication comes along that feels like an event, a book that should immediately form part of every reader's library. This is one such book. Arguably responsible for putting Brazilian fiction on the map, Machado de Assis produced a diverse body of work, notable for its inventiveness. Whether you work your way from cover to cover or dip in at random points, this collection perfectly showcases his manifold talents.

An Orphan World by Giuseppe CaputoAn Orphan World by Giuseppe Caputo, translated by Juana Adcock and Sophie Hughes  

A tribute to the resilience of LGBTQ communities, particularly those on the economic margins, and, in part, a memorial to the victims of homophobia, An Orphan World is an uncompromising exploration of sexuality and violence. It is  a book shot through with a yearning (for sex, for intimacy, for security, for oblivion) that flows into chat rooms and saunas, clubs and the night sky. if you're a fan Garth Greenwell and Edouard Louis or simply looking for an important new voice in queer fiction, you need to read this.

 

 

 

 

The Besieged City by Clarice LispectorThe Besieged City by Clarice Lispector, translated by Johnny Lorenz

Arguably the most challenging and divisive of Lispector's novels, The Besieged City has much to offer a reader willing to bow to its demands. The development of Sao Geraldo from a township, its peace occasionally shattered by the presence of wild horses, into a modern metropolis, pure surface. pure exteriority, investigates the nature of objects and ways of seeing.

Warwick Prize for Women in Translation Shortlist

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Katalin Street
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Magda Szabo
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People in the Room
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Norah Lange; Charlotte Whittle
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The Years
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Annie Ernaux; Alison L. Strayer
£12.99
Disoriental
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Negar Djavadi; Tina Kover
£8.99
Negative of a Group Photograph:
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Azita Ghahreman; Maura Dooley; Elhum...
£12.00
Drive your Plow over the Bones of the...
(Paperback)
Olga Tokarczuk; Antonia Lloyd-Jones
£8.99
Katalin Street
(Paperback)
Magda Szabo
£12.99
People in the Room
(Paperback)
Norah Lange; Charlotte Whittle
£10.00
The Years
(Paperback)
Annie Ernaux; Alison L. Strayer
£12.99
Disoriental
(Paperback)
Negar Djavadi; Tina Kover
£8.99
Negative of a Group Photograph:
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Azita Ghahreman; Maura Dooley; Elhum...
£12.00
Drive your Plow over the Bones of the...
(Paperback)
Olga Tokarczuk; Antonia Lloyd-Jones
£8.99

New Arrivals

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Happiness, As Such
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Natalia Ginzburg; Minna Proctor
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The Society of Reluctant Dreamers
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Jose Eduardo Agualusa; Daniel Hahn
£14.99
The Sun on My Head
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Geovani Martins
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Blood Sisters
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Yideum Kim; Jiyoon Lee
£11.51
Ghosts Of Berlin
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Rudolph Herzog
£12.99
Billiards at the Hotel Dobray
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Dusan Sarotar
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Loop
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Brenda Lozano
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Palestine +100: Stories from a ...
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Basma Ghalayini; Mazen Maarouf; Selma...
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Happiness, As Such
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Natalia Ginzburg; Minna Proctor
£9.99
The Society of Reluctant Dreamers
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Jose Eduardo Agualusa; Daniel Hahn
£14.99
The Sun on My Head
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Geovani Martins
£10.99
Blood Sisters
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Yideum Kim; Jiyoon Lee
£11.51
Ghosts Of Berlin
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Rudolph Herzog
£12.99
Billiards at the Hotel Dobray
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Dusan Sarotar
£10.99
Loop
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Brenda Lozano
£9.99
Palestine +100: Stories from a ...
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Basma Ghalayini; Mazen Maarouf; Selma...
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The Guest Cat
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Kingdom Cons
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Memoirs of a Polar Bear
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Go, Went, Gone
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The Beautiful Summer
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Lie With Me: 'Stunning and...
(Paperback)
Philippe Besson; Molly Ringwald
£6.99
Insane
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Rainald Goetz; Adrian Nathan West
£12.99
For Two Thousand Years
(Paperback)
Mihail Sebastian
£9.99
The House with the Stained-Glass Window
(Paperback)
Zanna Sloniowska; Antonia Lloyd Jones
£12.99
The Guest Cat
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Takashi Hiraide; Eric Selland
£8.99
Kingdom Cons
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Yuri Herrera; Lisa Dillman
£8.99
Memoirs of a Polar Bear
(Paperback)
Yoko Tawada; Susan Bernofsky
£8.99
Swallowing Mercury
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Wioletta Greg; Eliza Marciniak; Eliza...
£8.99
Die, My Love
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Ariana Harwicz; Sarah Moses; Carolina...
£9.99
Eve Out of Her Ruins
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Ananda Devi; Cecile Menon; Angeline...
£9.99
The End of Days
(Paperback)
Jenny Erpenbeck; Susan Bernofsky
£8.99
My Brilliant Friend
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Elena Ferrante
£9.99
The Nakano Thrift Shop
(Paperback)
Hiromi Kawakami; Allison Markin Powell
£7.99
Strange Weather in Tokyo
(Paperback)
Hiromi Kawakami; Allison Markin Powell
£7.99
The Vegetarian: A Novel
(Paperback)
Han Kang; Deborah Smith
£8.99
Seiobo There Below
(Paperback)
Laszlo Krasznahorkai; Ottilie Mulzet
£8.99
The End of Eddy
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Edouard Louis; Michael Lucey
£8.99
Fever Dream: SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN...
(Paperback)
Samanta Schweblin; Megan McDowell
£7.99
Death in Spring
(Paperback)
Merce Rodoreda
£8.99
The Ice Palace
(Paperback)
Tarjei Vesaas; Elizabeth Rokkan
£7.99
Estoril
(Hardback)
Dejan Tiago-Stankovic; Christina...
£12.99
Abandon
(Paperback)
Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay
£8.99
Banthology: Seven Stories from Seven...
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Rania Mamoun; Wajdi Al-Anoud; Najwa...
£9.99
Black Moses: Longlisted for the...
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Alain Mabanckou; Helen Stevenson
£8.99
Death
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Anna Croissant-Rust; James J. Conway
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Berlin Alexanderplatz
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Alfred Doblin
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Go, Went, Gone
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Diary of the Fall
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The Shape of Bones
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Daniel Galera; Alison Entrekin
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My German Brother
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I Didn't Talk
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Beatriz Bracher; Adam Morris
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Resistance
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Julian Fuks; Trans. Daniel Hahn
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The Collected Stories of Machado de...
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Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis;...
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Complete Stories
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The Invisible Life of Euridice Gusmao
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Martha Batalha; Eric B. Becker
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With My Dog-eyes: A Novel
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Hilda Hilst
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A Cup of Rage
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Raduan Nassar; Stefan Tobler
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Her Mother's Mother's Mother And Her...
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Maria Jose Silveira; Eric M. B. Becker
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The End
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Alison Entrekin
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Diary of the Fall
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Michel Laub; Margaret Jull Costa
£8.99
The Shape of Bones
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Daniel Galera; Alison Entrekin
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My German Brother
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Chico Buarque; Alison Entrekin
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I Didn't Talk
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Beatriz Bracher; Adam Morris
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Resistance
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The Collected Stories of Machado de...
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Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis;...
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Italian Fiction

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Ernesto
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The Tartar Steppe
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Family Lexicon
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The Communist
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Can you hear me?
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Elena Varvello; Alex Valente
£8.99
The Piranhas
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Roberto Saviano; Antony Shugaar
£14.99
Malacqua
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Nicola Pugliese; Shaun Whiteside
£10.00
The Days Of Abandonment
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Elena Ferrante
£10.99
Ernesto
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Umberto Saba; Mark Thompson
£10.00
The Experience of Pain
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Carlo Emilio Gadda
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The Art of Joy
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Goliarda Sapienza; Anne Milano Appel
£12.99
The Tartar Steppe
(Paperback)
Dino Buzzati
£9.99
The Beautiful Summer
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Cesare Pavese
£8.99
Family Lexicon
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Natalia Ginzburg
£9.99
The Communist
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Elizabeth McKenzie; Frederika ...
£13.99
Can you hear me?
(Paperback)
Elena Varvello; Alex Valente
£8.99

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