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Fiction in Translation

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The Verdict on my Summer Reading 2018 – Part One

As always at this time of year, this is an informal round-up of the books I read during my summer blog shutdown (as distinct from my Summer Reads selection of recommended new releases, where I’m delighted to hear that many of you found something of interest).  To be precise, it’s my verdict on half of … Continue reading

Writers on Location ̵ Philip Teir on Jakobstad, Finland

This week’s post concludes the coverage of my Summer Reads selection; a record number of authors (7/12) have joined me on the Literary Sofa and I’m very grateful to all of them for their fantastic pieces and all of you for your interest and positive feedback.  One of the best things about running the blog … Continue reading

Summer Reads 2018

I’m delighted to be bringing you my Summer Reads 2018.  I’ve been hard to impress recently but the outcome is a selection of compelling and powerful titles which I really loved and for each one I tell you why! As always, there is a wide variety of settings – Italy [1], Australia [4], Chicago/Paris [8], … Continue reading

Summer 2017 – Sofa Spotlight (Summer Reads)

Welcome to my Sofa Spotlight for Summer 2017 – despite my switch to a shorter quarterly format, this is the full dozen as with my previous Summer Reads selections because I’ve found so many excellent novels.  Far more than could be included, which says a lot about those which made the cut – plus I now … Continue reading

Sofa Spotlight – Winter 2016

It’s an exciting day on the Literary Sofa as I launch my new quarterly ‘Sofa Spotlight’ for Winter 2016.  As mentioned when the blog reached its fifth anniversary, these shorter, more frequent selections will replace the  Hot Picks and Summer Reads, but I hope they will be just as popular!  The new system is already proving more … Continue reading

Book Review/Conversation with the Author – The Age of Reinvention by Karine Tuil

This is my first in-depth look at a novel since Michel Houellebecq’s Submission back in March and coincidentally it is of another French bestseller that has caused a stir internationally.  The Age of Reinvention (L’invention de nos vies) is the ninth novel by Karine Tuil and her first to be translated into English, by Sam Taylor. I … Continue reading

Writers on Location – Philip Teir on Helsinki

Over the next few months I’ll be featuring some of the titles from my Hot Picks 2015 selection on the Literary Sofa, starting with a Writers on Location post about Helsinki by Finnish author Philip Teir, dubbed #Scanzen by his UK publishers Serpent’s Tail.  I’m often sceptical about such tags but with his debut novel … Continue reading