winstons coffee and muffins

Well it is bank holiday weekend in the uk and I ve family staying .Its been a quiet week at Winston’s towers book wise I ve been busy working and sorting things for family visit ,But here are some news and new book here with me –

News –

Three percent had the shortlist for the French – American translation prize earlier in the week they have both fiction and non fiction shortlist well worth looking at the fiction shortlist is wonderfully strong here is a link to three percent ,I ve two of the books and the other three on my wish list as ever .

Quercus put me on their blogroll which was really nice ,there worth visiting there new digital  pr guy Mark Thwaite ,is writing a great blog and they publish loads of great translations also the revamped Steig Larson site is worth checking out !

#translationthurs the day people on twitter are asked to suggest a book in translation to every on is going from strength to strength many thanks to @mardixon on twitter who has really helped and got people involved ,so if you search  hashtag on Thurs you’ll always find a couple of new books to read .


Well I ve had two parcels this week –

The first one is caribou island David Vann ,a novel; set in Alaska like his first book legend of suicide which I loved ,this book about couples and one starting on their marriage another trying to mend there’s ,sounds wonderful .won from Joe pickering penguin PR it is signed by david as well ,very cool .

Are three books from my fellow blogger and great friend Simon of inside books ,we like a lot of same books so send books to each other quiet a lot these there are –

the Luneburg variation  – Paolo Maurensig – a new italian writer a psychological book about a murder ,with fable like dark overtones

Prater violet – Christopher Isherwood  about writing a script for a film a novel deals with this ,being Isherwood should be great .

Sarajevo Marlboro – Miljenko Jergovic  – short stories about the Bosnian conflict

for a fuller review visit Simons blog where he has reviewed them all

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Linda1966
    Aug 29, 2010 @ 08:55:13

    Another fine Sunday Supplement. I am making so many notes from your blog Stu I am going to start a book journal. Great stuff


  2. Lynne
    Aug 29, 2010 @ 14:44:02

    Those new books make it look like you have some great reading ahead. Hope that’s the case.


  3. gina
    Aug 29, 2010 @ 17:28:27

    Stu, I love that you and Simon book-swap!
    Thanks for the 3% link, I missed the announcement and list. Hope you are enjoying the holiday and having house guests!


  4. Lua
    Aug 30, 2010 @ 06:32:10

    Looks like you have some great reading ahead Stu- can’t wait for the reviews. Prater violet sounds very interesting! Have a great week 🙂


  5. amymckie
    Aug 30, 2010 @ 14:48:32

    Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on these books Stu, also, some great news.


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