Review index 2015

Links to posts with book reviews (or reflections built around books). The country of origin for all titles and the language plus translator for works in translation is in parentheses.

A General Theory of Oblivion – José Eduardo Agualusa (Angola/Portuegese, tr. Daniel Hahn)

Adventures in Immediate Irreality – Max Blecher (Romanian, tr. Michael Henry Heim)

Mt. Kafka and Other Tales from the Time of the Cult – Bohumil Hrabal (Czech, tr. Paul Wilson) –  Link to off-site review

The Loss Library and Other Unfinished Stories – Ivan Vladislavić (South Africa)

Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age – Bohumil Hrabal (Czech, tr. Michael Henry Heim)

The Room – Andreas Maier (German, tr. Jamie Lee Searle)

Memory Theater – Simon Critchley (UK)

Poems: Book One of Our Trakl – Georg Trakl (German, tr. James Reidel)

The Sleep of the Righteous – Wolfgang Hilbig (German, tr. Isabel Fargo Cole)

The Swan Whisperer – Marlene van Niekerk w/ illus by William Kentridge (Afrikaans, tr. Marius Swart and author)

Montaigne – Stefan Zweig (German, Tr. Will Stone)

The Voice Imitator: 104 Stories by Thomas Bernhard (German, tr. Kenneth J Northcott)

Dry Season – Gabriela Babnik (Slovene, tr. Rawley Grau)

Arvida – Samuel Archibald (Canada – French, tr. Donald Winkler)

Vertigo – Joanna Walsh (UK)

Skylark – Dezső Kosztolányi (Hungarian, tr. Richard Aczel)

A Dream of Horses & Other Stories – Aashish Kaul (India/Australia)

Inside the Head of Bruno Schulz – Maxim Biller (German, tr. Anthea Bell)

Katherine Carlyle – Rupert Thomson (UK)

Signs & Symptoms – Róbert Gál (Slovak, tr. Madelaine Hron)

Yugoslavia, My Fatherland -Goran Vojnović (Slovene, tr. Noah Charney)

A Sorrow Beyond Dreams – Peter Handke (German, tr. Ralph Manheim)

The Folly – Ivan Vladislavić (South Africa)

Berlin Stories – Robert Walser (German, tr. Susan Bernofsky)

On Wing – Róbert Gál (Slovak, tr. Mark Kanak)

The Beautiful Screaming of Pigs – Damon Galgut (South Africa)

Thirteen Cents – K. Sello Duiker (South Africa)

One Hundred Days of Rain – Carellin Brooks (Canada)

Call Me By Your Name – André Aciman (US)

Wittgenstein’s Nephew – Thomas Bernhard (German, tr. David McLintock)

Primeval and Other Times – Olga Tokarczuk (Polish, tr. Antonia Lloyd Jones)

Our Lady of the Nile – Scholastique Mukasonga (Rwanda, French, tr. Melanie Mauthner)

Till Kingdom Come – Andrej Nikolaidis (Montenegrin, tr. Will Firth)

I Am the Beggar of the World: Landays from Contemporary Afghanistan (tr. Eliza Griswold, photographs by Seamus Murphy)

The Elusive Moth – Ingrid Winterbach (Afrikaans, tr. Iris Gouws & the author)

All My Friends – Marie NDiaye (French, tr. Jordan Stump)

Lost Ground by Michiel Heyns (South Africa)

1914 – Goodbye to All That: Writers on the Conflict Between Life and Art, Lavinia Greenlaw, ed (Various)

Alexandrian Summer by Yitzhak Gormezano Goren (Hebrew, tr. Yardenne Greenspan)

Trencherman by Eben Venter (Afrikaans, tr. Luke Stubbs)

Past Habitual: Stories by Alf MacLochlainn (Ireland)

Death in the Museum of Modern Art by Alma Lazarevska (Bosnia, tr. Celia Hawkesworth)

The Reactive by Masande Ntshanga (South Africa)

Agaat (The Way of the Women) by Marlene Van Niekerk (South Africa, Afrikaans, tr. Michiel Heyns)

The Mersault Investigation by Kamel Daoud (Algeria, French, tr. John Cullen)

Atavisms by Raymond Bock (Quebec, Canada – French, tr. Pablo Stauss)

Marcel by Erwin Mortier (Belgium, Dutch, tr. Ina Rilke)

BTBA 2015 The Author and Me by Eric Chevillard (France, tr. Jordan Stump)

A Gothic Soul by Jirí Karásek ze Lvovic (Czech Republic, tr. Kirsten Lodge)

Zone by Mathias Énard (France, tr. Charlotte Mandell)

BTBA 2015 Things Look Different in the Light by Medardo Fraile (Spain, tr. Margaret Jull Costa)

Sphinx by Anne Garréta (French, tr. Emma Ramadan)

BTBA2015 Harlequin’s Millions by Brohumil Hrabal (Czech Republic, tr. Stacey Knecht)

Farewell Cowboy by Olja Savačević (Croatian, tr. Celia Hawkesworth)

The Children’s Day by Michiel Heyns (South Africa)

BTBA2015 Pushkin Hills by Sergei Dovlatov (Russia, tr. Katherine Dovlatov)

BTBA2015 Faces in the Crowd by Valeria Luiselli (Mexico – Spanish, tr. by Christina MacSweeney)

IFFP 2015/BTBA 2015 The Last Lover by Can Xue (China, tr. by Annelise Finegan Wasmoen)

IFFP 2015 In the Beginning was the Sea by Tomás González (Colombia – Spanish, tr. by Frank Wynne)

IFFP 2015 Look Who’s Back by Timur Vermes (German, tr. by Jamie Bulloch)

IFFP 2015 The Ravens by Tomas Bannerhed (Swedish, tr. by Sarah Death)

Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yuri Herrera (Mexico – Spanish, tr. by Lisa Hillman)

IFFP 2015 The Dead Lake by Hamid Ismailov (Uzbekistan – Russian, tr. Andrew Bromfield)

IFFP 2015 While the Gods Were Sleeping by Erwin Mortier (Belium – Dutch, tr. by Paul Vincent)

IFFP 2015 F: A Novel by Daniel Kehlmann (German, tr. by Carol Brown Janeway)

IFFP 2015 The Giraffe’s Neck by Judith Schalansky (German tr. by Shaun Whiteside)

IFFP 2015 Bloodlines by Marcello Fois (Italian tr. by Silvester Mazarella)

IFFP 2015 By Night the Mountain Burns by Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel (Equatorial Guinea – Spanish, tr. by Jethro Soutar)

IFFP 2015 Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami (Japanese Translated by Philip Gabriel)

IFFP 2015 The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck (German, translated by Susan Bernofsky)

Double Negative by Ivan Vladislavić (South Africa)

Rumours of Rain by André Brink (South Africa)

New Finnish Grammar by Diego Marani (Italian, translated by Judith Landry)

Hansen’s Children by Ognjen Spahic (Montenegrin, translated by Will Firth)

Arctic Summer by Damon Galgut (South Africa)

Open City by Teju Cole (Nigerian-American)

The Son by Andrej Nikolaidis (Montenegrin, translated by Will Firth)                  Gargoyles by Thomas Bernhard (German, trans by Richard and Clara Winston)

The Alphabet of Birds by JS Naudé (South Africa, Afrikaans, translated by the author)

A Man of Good Hope by Jonny Steinberg (South Africa)

The Imposter by Damon Galgut (South Africa)

The Emigrants by W G Sebald (German, translated by Michael Hulse)

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