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The Lake

Bianca Bellová
Trans. Laura Angeloni Italian

A dystopian page-turner about the coming of age of a young hero, which won the 2017 EU Prize for Literature.

New books in translation
The Lake
Bianca Bellová
Trans. Kees Mercks Dutch
Material Fatigue
Marek Šindelka
Trans. Edgar de Bruin Dutch
White Animals Are Very Often Deaf
Ivana Myšková
Trans. Elżbieta Zimna Polish
We're Still at War
Post Bellum (ed.)
Trans. Antonín Hluštík, Coilin O'Connor, Adam Prentis, Ian Willoughby English
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The Lake
Bianca Bellová
Trans. Kees Mercks Dutch
Material Fatigue
Marek Šindelka
Trans. Edgar de Bruin Dutch
White Animals Are Very Often Deaf
Ivana Myšková
Trans. Elżbieta Zimna Polish
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The imagery of Bianca Bellová’s ‘Dead Man’ is fascinating, it pulses with its own language. Despite its fierceness, the text is organised and under control. From the first sentence the reader is hooked.
—Jáchym Topol
Lidové noviny
Bianca Bellová
The imagery of Bianca Bellová’s ‘Dead Man’ is fascinating, it pulses with its own language. Despite its fierceness, the text is organised and under control. From the first sentence the reader is hooked.
—Jáchym Topol
Lidové noviny
Hats off for this intelligently written and elaborate book, bringing together ten well-chosen texts which undoubtedly deserve to be called short stories. In it Marek Šindelka demonstrates that this prose form does not have to be – as many writers mistakenly believe – only a skilfully related record of an entertaining anecdote from life, but also a distinctive form of literary thinking and a linguistically refined testimony.
—Pavel Janoušek
Tvar
The Devil’s Workshop is a miracle of compression, its scope greater than ought to be possible for a book of its length. It should help to cement Jáchym Topol’s reputation as one of the most original and compelling European voices at work today.
—Daniel Medin
Times Literary Supplement
Jáchym Topol
The Devil’s Workshop is a miracle of compression, its scope greater than ought to be possible for a book of its length. It should help to cement Jáchym Topol’s reputation as one of the most original and compelling European voices at work today.
—Daniel Medin
Times Literary Supplement
Rustic Baroque is one of those quiet, unassuming novels that sneaks up on you; the kind of book that draws you in and bears you along easily and languidly and then turns, just at the right moment, and very politely kicks you in the gut.
—Booktrust
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