Read the World: The MacLehose Press Sampler
The MacLehose Press
Quercus Publishing, Feb 14, 2013 - Fiction - 328 pages
A selection of extracts from the prestigious MacLehose Press, an imprint specialising in the very best translated literary and crime fiction.
From a hill station in the Himalayan foothills to the sweltering heat of downtown Buenos Aires; from the frozen lakes of far northern Sweden to the scarred cityscape of 1980s Beirut; from Breslau's sordid heyday to a kingdom that no longer exists. For five years the MacLehose Press has published fiction, non-fiction and crime from twenty languages - using the finest translators - alongside a distinguished few writers in English. This anthology brings together extracts from our backlist and from titles to be published in 2013. Many of these books are bestsellers in their own countries, and prizewinners of critical and popular acclaim. Romance, satire, elegy, mystery, murder, existential angst, the horrors of civil or colonial strife: if words can offer new worlds, you will find them in these pages. We invite you to sample a literary life less ordinary:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson. Translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland. The Armies - Evelio Rosero. Translated from the Spanish by Anne McLean. Brodeck's Report - Philippe ClaudelBased on a translation from the French by John Cullen. The End of the World in Breslau - Marek Krajewski. Translated from the Polish by Danusia Stok. The Upright Piano Player - David Abbott. The Sickness - Alberto Barrera Tyszka. Translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa. River of Shadows - Valerio Varesi. Translated from the Italian by Joseph Farrell. The Road - Vasily Grossman. Translated from the Russian by Robert and Elizabeth Chandler. Love Virtually - Daniel Glattauer. Translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch and Katharina Bielenberg. The Folded Earth - Anuradha Roy. The Foxes Come at Night - Cees Nooteboom. Translated from the Dutch by Ina Rilke. Accabadora - Michela Murgia. Translated from the Italian by Silvester Mazzarella. Julia - Otto de Kat. Translated from the Dutch by Ina Rilke. Sanctuary Line - Jane Urquhart. Trieste - Da a Drndic. Translated from the Croatian by Ellen Elias-Bursác. The Life of Rebecca Jones - Angharad Price. Translated from the Welsh by Lloyd Jones. A Journey to Nowhere - Jean-Paul Kauffmann. Translated from the French by Euan Cameron. The Black Path - Ĺsa Larsson. Translated from the Swedish by Marlaine Delargy. Bed of Nails - Antonin Varenne. Translated from the French by Siân Reynolds. The Last Man Standing - Davide Longo. Translated from the Italian by Silvester Mazzarella. The Human Part - Kari Hotakainen. Translated from the Finnish by Owen F. Witesman. Alone in the Classroom - Elizabeth Hay. The Guard - Peter Terrin. Translated from the Dutch by David Colmer. Where I Left My Soul - Jérôme Ferrari. Translated from the French by Geoffrey Strachan. Risk - C.K.Stead. The Voyage - Murray Bail. White Masks - Elias Khoury. Translated from the Arabic by Maia Tabet. Alex - Pierre Lemaitre. Translated from the French by Frank Wynne. The Enigma of the Return - Dany Laferričre. Translated from the French by David Homel. Brief Loves that Live Forever - Andreď Makine. Translated from the French by Geoffrey Strachan. A Life Apart - Mariapia Veladiano. Translated from the Italian by Cristina Viti. An Englishman in Madrid - Eduardo Mendoza. Translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor. Someday We'll Tell Each Other Everything - Daniela Krien. Translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch. The Sorrow of Angels - Jón Kalman Stefánsson. Translated from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton. Eroded Dreams - Adriaan van Dis. Translated from the Dutch by Ina Rilke. Uncertain Glory - Joan Sales. Translated from the Catalan by Peter Bus.