Review Index 2020

How I Became a Tree by Sumana Roy (India)

On Being Drawn by Peter Cole and Terry Winters

I Am A Field Full of Rapeseed, Give Cover to Deer and Shine Like Thirteen Oil Paintings Laid One on Top of the Other by Ulrike Almut Sandig (Germany, tr. by Karen Leeder)

No Pain Like This Body by Harold Sonny Ladoo (Trinidad/Canada)

Wildfire by Banaphool (India/Bengali tr. by Somnath Zutshi)

The History of What I’ll Become by Jill Jones (Australia)

The Silence of the Chagos by Shenaz Patel (Mauritius/Chagos Islands, tr. from French by Jeffrey Zuckerman)

The Grass Library by David Brooks (Australia)

Napoleon’s Beekeeper by José Luis De Juan (Spain, tr. Elizabeth Bryer)

A Luminous History of the Palm by Jessica Sequeira (UK, Chile)

The Red Sofa by Michèle Lesbre (France, tr. Nicole and David Ball)

The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd (UK)

The Old Ways by Robert Macfarlane (UK) audiobook

Shahr-E-Jaanaan: The City of the Beloved by Adeeba Shahid Talukder (Pakistani-American)

A Kinder Sea by Felicity Plunkett (Australia)

Calling Across Water by Priya Sarukkai Chabria (India)

At An Hour’s Sleep From Here: Poems (2007-2019) by Franca Mancinelli (Italian, tr. John Taylor)

Saudade by Suneeta Peres Da Costa (Australian, Indian diasporic lit set in Angola)

A Slap in the Face by Abbas Khider (Iraq/Germany, tr. by Simon Pare)

Unearthed by Yvette Greslé (Seychelles, South Africa, UK)

The Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat (Iran/Persian, tr. by Naveed Noori)

926 Years by Kyle Coma-Thompson and Tristan Foster (US & Australia)

Em and the Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto (India)

Falstaff:Apotheosis & Geometry in the Dust by Pierre Senges (France, tr. by Jacob Siefrig)