Thursday, October 23, 2008

Writers in Translation again....(see post below 18 October)

NPR has a great list of authors translated into English to start you off on a reading adventure.
Britain
*Jonathan Coe, The Rotters' Club and The House of Sleep.
Russia
* Victor Pelevin, The Sacred Book of Werewolf and Buddha's Little Finger
* Boris Akunin, The Winter Queen
* Ludmila Ulitskaya, The Funeral Party.
Albania
* Ismail Kadare, The Three-Arched Bridge and Spring Flowers, Spring Frost.
Hungary
* Imre Kertesz, Fateless, The Pathseeker.
Portugal
* Antonio Lobo Antunes, What Can I Do When Everything's on Fire?.
Norway
* Per Petterson, Out Stealing Horses.
Egypt
* Naguib Mahfouz, The Thief and the Dogs
* Muhammad Yusuf Quayd, War in the Land of Egypt
* Alaa Al Aswany, The Yacoubian Building.
Japan
* Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle.
Mexico
* Carlos Fuentes, The Death of Artemio Cruz.
Interestingly, many of these authors have new books in translation and I thought it a little odd that NPR would claim that these are all great authors we have not yet heard of.....!

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