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'Graphic Novels: A Personal Introduction' by Charlotte Simpson

Now translated and published after her more recent Touch, is Adania Shibli's first novel. Read an excerpt of it here!

"I like change, you go first!" Awards and Gender: Where Do We Stand Now

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ALL YOURS
Claudia Piñeiro
Translated from the Spanish by Miranda France

On the surface, Claudia Piñeiro's All Yours seems like a familiar story—a loving wife, Inés, discovers her husband is cheating on her, and vows revenge. Despite a plot that could have been pulled from any number of novels, Piñeiro's book is anything but ordinary.
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Reviewed by Caitlin Fehir
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THE LEPER COMPOUND
Paula Nangle

In The Leper Compound, Paula Nangle draws from her childhood spent in southern Africa and her experiences as a psychiatric nurse to craft this insightful debut novel about pre- and postcolonial Zimbabwe and South Africa. The story traces a European girl's…
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Reviewed by Darryl Morris
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LONELY WOMAN
Takako Takahashi
Translated from the Japanese by Maryellen Toman Mori

Lonely Woman is a beautiful but bleak collection of five interwoven stories, each focusing on a different woman living in urban Tokyo. It is a breathtaking look at loneliness and isolation, and the fate of women in a society that chooses to ignore their individuality.
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Reviewed by Andy Barnes
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THE COCAINE SALESMAN
Conny Braam
Translated from the Dutch by Jonathan Reeder

The literary landscape of World War I is so rich that it is easy to assume that there is little new left to say. However, The Cocaine Salesman's unique perspective on the conflict and its aftermath gives a startlingly fresh view on a dark period in European history.
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Reviewed by Andy Barnes


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Read an excerpt from this Lebanese author's new novel.
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