Category: Literature - international

The Hero's Walk

Vintage Books Canada | February 12, 2016 | 368 pages
After the release of Anita Rau Badami's critically acclaimed first novel, Tamarind Mem, it was evident a promising new talent had joined the Canadian literary community. Her dazzling literary follow-up is The Hero's Walk, a novel teeming with the author's trademark tumble of the haphazard beauty,... More Info

And Home Was Kariakoo

Anchor Canada | October 8, 2015 | 400 pages
Part travelogue, part memoir, and part history-rarely-told, here is a powerful and timely portrait of a constantly evolving land. From a description of Zanzibar and its evolution to a visit to a slave-market town at Lake Tanganyika; from an encounter with a witchdoctor in an old coastal village to... More Info

Good on Paper

January 26, 2016 | 320 pages
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Blood-Drenched Beard

January 5, 2016 | 416 pages
From Brazil's most acclaimed young novelist, the mesmerizing story of how a troubled young man's restorative journey to the seaside becomes a violent struggle with his family's dark past. The young man's father, dying, at last tells him the truth about his grandfather--or at least the truth as he... More Info

The Wildings

Random House Canada | January 12, 2016 | 336 pages
A thrillingly original story of the adventures of a small band of feral cats in Delhi who communicate by whisker mind-link, and face an unprecedented threat to their tribe's survival; for readers of Life of Pi and Philip Pullman. In the labyrinthine alleys and ruins of Nizamuddin, an old... More Info

Pillars of Light

January 5, 2016 | 496 pages
Diana Gabaldon meets Ken Follett in this epic story of love, war and redemption. In the Syrian city of Akka, Nathanael, a young Jewish doctor, and a Muslim girl called Zohra are about to fall in love, unaware that Jerusalem has just been taken by Saladin's army and that their city will soon be... More Info

Act Normal

August 21, 2015 | 304 pages
In his first collection of stories in twenty years, Greg Hollingshead returns with comic new stories about sex, art, and the daily risk of having accidents. A blow to the head in a boating accident increases a woman's intelligence and alters her sexual orientation. A man flees a rural meditation... More Info

The Blue Between Sky and Water

Bloomsbury Press | September 29, 2015 | 293 pages

Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973

Bond Street Books | August 4, 2015 | 256 pages
Acclaimed, best-selling Haruki Murakami's debut short novels, newly re-translated and in one English-language volume for the first time--with a new introduction by the author. After almost thirty years out of print, the first major works of fiction by international best-selling author Haruki... More Info


November 3, 2015 | 320 pages
"A previously unpublished novel by a literary master, Skylight tells the intertwined stories of the residents of a faded apartment building in 1940s Lisbon. Silvestre and Mariana, a happily married elderly couple, take in a young nomad, Abel, and soon discover their many differences. Adriana loves... More Info

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

Harper | November 10, 2015 | 400 pages
Mitch Albom creates his most unforgettable fictional character—Frankie Presto, the greatest guitarist to ever walk the earth—in this magical novel about the bands we join in life and the power of talent to change our lives. An epic story of the greatest guitar player to ever live, and the six... More Info

Beauty Is a Wound

New Directions | September 8, 2015 | 384 pages
The English-language debut of Indonesia's rising star.  More Info

The Do-Right

Cinco Puntos Press | October 1, 2015 | 306 pages
The do-right”that's old Southern talk for prison. Delpha Wade doesn't want to go back there. Fourteen years is enough.  More Info

Mr. Kafka

New Directions | October 6, 2015 | 160 pages
Wonderful stories of Communist Prague by “the masterly Bohumil Hrabal” (The New Yorker)  More Info

The Complete Stories

New Directions Publishing Corporation | August 4, 2015 | 640 pages
Clarice Lispector's Complete Stories, 85 in all, are an epiphany, among the important books of this—or any—year  More Info


August 15, 2015 | 336 pages
From Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic Michael Dirda comes a collection of his most personal and engaging essays on the literary life—the perfect companion for any lover of books.  More Info

Blood Meridian, Or, The Evening Redness in the West

Vintage | February 12, 1992 | 337 pages
Based on incidents that took place in the southwestern United States and Mexico around 1850, this novel chronicles the crimes of a band of desperados, with a particular focus on one, "the kid," a boy of fourteen  More Info


New Directions | October 6, 2015 | 96 pages
Was it a nightmare the result of a bad case of indigestion or did something truly scary happen after dinner in the Argentine town of Coronel Pringles?"  More Info

A Strangeness in My Mind

October 20, 2015 | 416 pages
From one of our greatest, a panoramic new novel, his first since "Museum of Innocence," bringing us into Istanbul's underground through the eyes of a struggling street vendor. Mevlut, an Istanbul street vendor, has spent his whole life selling a local alcoholic drink. It is the 1990s, and although... More Info

God in Pink

Arsenal Pulp PressLtd | October 1, 2015 | 240 pages
A debut novel about a young gay Muslim in war-torn Iraq. The debut book by Hasan Namir is a revelatory novel about being queer and Muslim, set in war-torn Iraq in 2003. Ramy is a closeted university student whose parents have died, and who lives under the close scrutiny of his strict brother and... More Info

A Whole Life

October 3, 2015 | 160 pages
Andreas lives his whole life in the Austrian Alps, where he arrives as a young boy taken in by a farming family. He is a man of very few words and so, when he falls in love with Marie, he doesn't ask for her hand in marriage, but instead has some of his friends light her name at dusk across the... More Info

Light Lifting

February 12, 2016 | 219 pages
This was the day after Mike Tyson bit off Evander Holyfield’s ear. You remember that. It was a moment in history – not like Kennedy or the planes flying into the World Trade Centre – not up at that level. This was something much lower, more like Ben Johnson, back when his eyes... More Info

City on Fire

Bond Street Books | October 13, 2015 | 928 pages
The all-too-human individuals who live within this extraordinary first novel are: Regan and William Hamilton-Sweeney, estranged heirs to one of the city's biggest fortunes; Keith and Mercer, the men who, for better or worse, love them; Charlie and Sam, two Long Island teenagers seduced by... More Info

The Mountain Shadow

Grove Press | October 13, 2015 | 912 pages
Gregory David Robert’s epic debut novel,Shantaram, introduced millions of readers to the heart of India through Lin, an Australian fugitive working as a passport forger for a branch of the Bombay mafia. InThe Mountain Shadow, the long awaited sequel, Lin must find his way in a Bombay run by a... More Info


Penguin Press | August 11, 2015 | 272 pages
A lonely young woman working in a boys’ prison outside Boston in the early 60s is pulled into a very strange crime, in a mordant, harrowing story of obsession and suspense, by one of the brightest new voices in fiction So here we are. My name was Eileen Dunlop. Now you know me. I was twenty-four... More Info

The Swallows Uncaged: A Narrative in Eight Panels

Freehand Books | September 30, 2015 | 320 pages
In The Swallows Uncaged, Elizabeth McLean paints a sweeping yet intimate panorama of Vietnam in the style of a Vietnamese eight-panel screen: eight narratives that each capture a moment in time and yet speak to one another. Interweaving historical and fictional characters over ten centuries, the... More Info

The Journey Prize Stories 27

McClelland & Stewart Limited | October 6, 2015 | 256 pages
The celebrated annual collection that showcases the best stories by the best new writers in Canada, all contenders for the prestigious $10,000 Journey Prize. A must-read for readers looking for exciting new voices in Canadian fiction; creative writing students, aspiring writers, and fans of CBC... More Info

The Heart Goes Last

September 29, 2015 | 320 pages
Imagining a world where citizens take turns as prisoners and jailers, the prophetic Margaret Atwood delivers a hilarious yet harrowing tale about liberty, power, and the irrepressibility of the human appetite. Several years after the world's brutal economic collapse, Stan and Charmaine, a married... More Info

The Best American Short Stories 2015

Mariner Books | October 6, 2015 | 304 pages
Award-winning and best-selling author T.C. Boyle guest edits this year s"The Best American Short Stories," the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction."  More Info

100 Years of the Best American Short Stories

October 6, 2015 | 752 pages
A centennial retrospective selected by master of the form Lorrie Moore that showcases representative stories in the series as well as literary moments in time One of our most beloved short story writers, Lorrie Moore introduces and chooses from more than two thousand stories the forty-one writers... More Info

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2015

Mariner Books | October 6, 2015 | 416 pages
Adam Johnson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Orphan Master's Son, " works with group of high school students out of 826 San Francisco to select the year's best new fiction, nonfiction, poetry, comics, and category-defying gems aimed at readers 15 and up.  More Info

The Best American Essays 2015

Mariner Books | October 6, 2015 | 272 pages
"New Yorker "magazine staff writer and award-winning essayist Ariel Levy picks the year's best essays, selected from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites.  More Info

The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015

Mariner Books | October 6, 2015 | 384 pages
A collection of the best American science fiction and fantasy stories published during 2014.  More Info

So You Don't Get Lost in the Neighborhood

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | September 15, 2015 | 160 pages
From the winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature, a haunting novel of suspense in which a single, unexpected phone call to a man living quietly in Paris launches a chain of menacing encounters and events, unlocking a dark secret he had erased from memory  More Info


Touchstone | September 29, 2015 | 288 pages
In this charming, clever, and darkly satiric novel set at a writers’ conference, one man finds himself caught in a whirlwind of literary pretention, a suspect in a criminal investigation, and hopelessly in love with a woman who thinks he’s someone else. Mistaken for a famous but reclusive... More Info

The Lake

September 19, 2015 | 208 pages
The latest from Governor General’s Literary Award winner Perrine Leblanc is a mesmerizing story about the disappearance of three young women and a deeply disturbing portrait of a small town gone bad. In between the mountains and the sea, on the north shore of the Baie des Chaleurs, there’s a... More Info

"A Very Fine Gift" and Other Writings on Theory: Essays and Interviews

August 15, 2015 | 168 pages
Roland Barthes, whose centenary falls in 2015, was a restless, protean thinker. A constant innovator, often as a daring smuggler of ideas from one discipline to another, he first gained an audience with his pithy essays on mass culture and then went on to produce some of the most suggestive and... More Info

Fake Fruit Factory

Curbside Splendor Pub | September 15, 2015 | 350 pages
"Fake Fruit Factory" is a raucous account of a mayor's sky-high dreams for his small town, and the satellite plummeting to Earth that might destroy it all.  More Info


Grove Press | September 15, 2015 | 304 pages
We live today in constant motion, traveling distances rapidly, small ones daily, arriving in new states. In this inaugural edition of Freeman's, a new biannual of unpublished writing, former Granta editor and NBCC president John Freeman brings together the best new fiction, nonfiction, and poetry... More Info

The Prison Book Club

Viking Adult | September 22, 2015 | 320 pages
A daring journalist goes behind bars to explore the redemptive power of books with bikers, bank robbers, and gunmen An attack in London left Ann Walmsley unable to walk alone down the street, and shook her belief in the fundamental goodness of people. A few years later, when a friend asked her to... More Info

The Gold Eaters

Hamish Hamilton | September 22, 2015 | 368 pages
A sweeping, epic historical novel of exploration and invasion in sixteenth-century Peru, of slaves and conquerors, and above all, an enduring love that must withstand the forging of a formidable empire Plucked from his small fishing village and captured by the conquistadors looking to plunder the... More Info


September 22, 2015 | 304 pages
From multi-award winning author Nino Ricci comes a novel of devastating emotional power and intelligence, and often breathless suspense: the story of one man's descent into sleeplessness. David Pace is a man who has it all--a successful career as an almost-famous academic, a wife blessed with both... More Info

The First Bad Man

Simon and Schuster | September 8, 2015 | 304 pages
"Here is Cheryl, a tightly-wound, vulnerable woman who lives alone, with a perpetual lump in her throat. She is haunted by a baby boy she met when she was six, who sometimes recurs as other people's babies. Cheryl is also obsessed with Phillip, a philandering board member at the women's... More Info


Grove Press | October 13, 2015 | 480 pages
May 4th, 1970. A week earlier President Nixon has ordered American ground forces into Cambodia to pursue the Vietcong. By the end of the day four students will be shot dead by the National Guards in the grounds of Kent State University. On the other side of the Atlantic, it's a brilliant sunny... More Info

A Sudden Light

Simon & Schuster | September 15, 2015 | 416 pages
The New York Times bestselling “witty, atmospheric” (People) story of a once powerful American family, and the price that must be paid by the heirs as they struggle for redemption: “A captivating page-turner” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis). Twenty-three years after the fateful summer of 1990,... More Info


June 4, 2015 | 608 pages
What if something is out there? A haunting supernatural thriller for fans of Let the Right One In, The Passage and Salem's Lot.'I was enthralled form the very first page . . . the words seems to sparkle on the page.' Karl Ove Knausgaard In the summer of 1978 a young boy disappears without trace... More Info


Emblem Editions | September 15, 2015 | 256 pages
Following the international buzz for his debut, Leaving the Atocha Station, comes 10:04, Ben Lerner's electric second novel that blends artistry and wit, intelligence and tenderness. A unique collision between art and life by an extraordinary young writer. For readers of Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan... More Info

My Documents

McSweeneys Books | April 14, 2015 | 200 pages
"'My Documents' is the latest work from Alejandro Zambra, the award-winning Chilean writer whose first novel was heralded as the dawn of a new era in Chilean literature, and described by Junot Daiaz as 'a total knockout.' Now, in his first short story collection, Zambra gives us eleven stories of... More Info

Cries for Help, Various

Catapult | September 8, 2015 | 200 pages
Padgett Powell's third collection, Cries for Help, Various, includes forty-four stories, some very short, that follow his mentor Donald Barthelme's advice that 'the wacky mode must break readers' hearts.' The surrealistic and comical terrain of most of the stories is grounded in their real... More Info

Clockwork Lives

E C W Press | September 1, 2015 | 304 pages
Some lives can be summed up in a sentence or two. Other lives are epics. In Clockwork Angels, #1 bestselling author Kevin J. Anderson and legendary Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart created a fabulous, adventurous steampunk world in a novel to accompany the smash Rush concept album of the same... More Info