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'Be Careful Out There, Be Careful in Here: The Dangerous Worlds of Ludmilla Petrushevskaya' by Tim Jones

An extended review of Hillary Jordan's When She Woke explores this thoughtful, modern re-telling of a classic.

'Eyes for the Grotesque Things in Life': A Conversation with Sarah Hall

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THE FASTER I WALK, THE SMALLER I AM
Kjersti Skomsvold
Translated from the Norwegian by Kerri A. Pierce

In 2009 Kjersti Skomsvold's slim debut novel won the Tarjei Vesaas prize, Norway's highest honour for a first book. Thankfully we have only had to wait two years for an English translation.
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Reviewed by Andy Barnes
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ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING INDIAN
Rupinder Gill

Sometimes you just need to read something fun. After many years immersed in the non-fiction world of career, home renovation and childcare books, I've been trying to …
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Reviewed by Joyce Nickel
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SUMMER RESORT
Esther Kinsky
Translated from the German by Martin Chalmers

Oppressive would certainly be the best word to describe Esther Kinsky's world. Oppressive, hot, sticky, dusty, and incapable of getting itself out of the mud. Any attempt at beauty …
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Reviewed by C. Lariviere
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RED WINE
Amina Zaydan
Translated from the Arabic by Sally Gomaa

Filled with Egyptian history and vivid wartime descriptions, Red Wine, the winner of the 2007 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature, is a beautifully written novel by an obviously gifted author.
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Reviewed by Amanda Meale
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AN ACCIDENT IN AUGUST
Laurence Cossé
Translated from the French by Alison Anderson

I am sure that most people, certainly in the United Kingdom, can remember where they were when the death of Diana, Princess of Wales was announced. It was an event of such magnitude in the consciousness of the British public, or at least …
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Reviewed by Ceri Evans


"A Kingdom for a Kalashnikov" by Andrea Heiberg Book Cover
A short story from her collection, Next Stop: Sejer Island
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