Winstons books a huge bestseller you’ll never have heard of !


Well this picture is a bit of a tease a new publisher  from Holland launching in 2015 , all I  can say is they sent me four books under embargo to 2015 , although one of them happens to be married to the biggest writer in translation at the moment ,well the most talked about anyway !


I’ve been aware of this book for about six months , a huge bestseller around the world arrives in English Latvia where Zigmunds Skujins is from has one of the best read, read public out there and every one of his books is seen as an event there .This book is a political satire that mirrors 18th century Baltic life with a narrator in the present day .It also wins the title for the strangest  title I may read flesh coloured dominoes ,I can’t wait to see why that is the title .


Another book that has been on my radar since meeting the folks from maclehose press in early summer , the uncertain glory by Joan Sales is a classic of Catalan fiction ,published for the first time in English ,called a Catalan answer to Homage to Catalonia or for whom the bells tolls and is one of three books from catalan coming out this autumn I have read one of the other two Confessions ,but won’t get chance to read the other just yet as it is from a publisher I don’t get books from .

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tony
    Oct 04, 2014 @ 11:46:02

    Nice to see you’re getting secret books 😉


  2. Lisa Hill
    Oct 04, 2014 @ 12:14:33

    How exciting! It shows you that they think there is definitely a future in publishing translated fiction:)


  3. Guy Savage
    Oct 04, 2014 @ 14:51:05

    Flesh Coloured Dominoes… can’t forget that title.


  4. roughghosts
    Oct 04, 2014 @ 19:11:05

    Now you are being a tease!


  5. whisperinggums
    Oct 08, 2014 @ 12:27:35

    Looks good Stu. I’m particularly interested in the Joan Sales one. I think I need to re-read Homage to Catalonia, and then look at this. Will I find the time is another thing of course.


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