This is an archived issue of Belletrista. If you are looking for the current issue, you can find it here
Belletrista - A site promoting translated women authored literature from around the world
Photo of Anita Rau Badami Photo of Can Xue description

In Praise of Anita Rau Badami by Caitlin Fehir

"Red Leaves", a short story by Can Xue

Tess Gallagher: Lying Next to the Knife by Caroline McElwee

`
Reviews
Click on 'Reviews' to see the full list of this issue's reviews...
Book cover
THE SLEEPWALKER
Margarita Karapanou
Translated from the Greek by Karen Emmerich

As the novel opens God is pondering his creation of mankind and feeling that he has made an error. "For the first time he felt sad, and deeply bored. He saw that his people were small and ridiculous, and he was gripped by an awful rage …
READ MORE

Reviewed by Amanda Meale
Book cover
WHO IS ANA MENDIETA?
Christine Redfern
Illustrated by Caro Caron

Cuban American artist Ana Mendieta (1948-85) created beautiful, arresting and often shocking images during her lifetime. Sent to live in exile in America by her parents during childhood, Mendieta believed that her art was "a direct result of… having been torn away from my homeland during my adolescence…
READ MORE

Reviewed by Charlotte Simpson
Book cover
GILLESPIE AND I
Jane Harris

Gillespie and I is a book that refuses to be easily categorized. Part psychological thriller, part murder mystery, and part Victorian Gothic, Harris's second novel joins the ranks of…
READ MORE

Reviewed by Deborah Montouri
Book cover
PLEASE LOOK AFTER MOM
Kyung-Sook Shin
Translated from the Korean by Chi-Young Kim

One afternoon in 2007, an elderly woman disappears from a Seoul train station. During their attempts to find her, her husband and adult children reflect on what they actually knew about their wife and mother. It turns out, not much.
READ MORE

Reviewed by Joyce Nickel
Book cover
THE LAKE
Banana Yoshimoto
Translated from the Japanese by Michael Emmerich

Banana Yoshimoto is one of those authors who can require one to be in a certain mood. I, personally, want to read her works while sitting at the kitchen table. It should be the middle of the night, with …
READ MORE

Reviewed by C. Lariviere


The Scale of Maps by Belé Gopegui Book Cover: The Scale of Maps
A review by Amalia Gladhart
Awards and Nominations Decorative icon
Discover great reading (and discover new authors) among recent award-winners and nominated books.
Links We Like
Bookmark and Share