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The Adventures of the busts of Eva Peron by Carlos Gamerro


  The adventures of the busts of Eva Peron by Carlos Gamerro Argentinean fiction Original title – La aventura de los bustos de Eva Translator Ian Barnett Source – Review copy Please, holy Eva, will you feed a hungry child? For I love you–tell Heaven I’m doing my best I’m praying for you, even though you’re […]

The islands by Carlos Gamerro


The Islands by Carlos Gamerro Argentinian fiction Translated by Ian Barnett with Carlos Gamerro source review copy Carlos Gamerro  born in 1962 ,studied literature  in Buenos Aires .He then became a visiting fellow in Cambridge .He is also a translator of English into Spanish he has translated Auden and Harold Blooms works into Spanish,He has also lived […]

Open secret by Carlos Gamerro


An open secret by Carlos Gamerro Argentina Fiction Translator – Ian Barnett Carlos Gamerro is an argentina writer and literary critic ,born in 1962 he was broguth up speaking both spanish and english ,he has published six novels so far this is the first out in english and another the island due out next year […]

Under this terrible sun by Carlos Busqued


Under this terrible sun by Carlos Busqued Orginial title – Bajo Este sol Tremendo Translator – Megan McDowell Source – review copy Well I decide to review some of the wonderful books from Frisch and co over the next few weeks .Frisch and co are an e-book only piublisher of translated fiction and now just […]

Happy birthday And Other stories book giveaway


Well I can’t believe its over three years since I got a email from Stefan the head man at and other stories, about them starting and how they choose the books via there reading groups. But it is true today Saturday Marks  three years since the first book came out they grown and had a […]

My fathers’ Ghost is climbing in the rain by Patricio Pron


My fathers’ Ghost is climbing in the rain by Patricio Pron Argentinian fiction Original title El espíritu de mis padres sigue subiendo en la lluvia Translated by Mara Faye Lethem Source – Netgalley Well I am on netgalley and don’t often choose a book ,but when I saw this book ,which I had mentioned a few […]

Winstonsdad Longlist Guess for the IFFP 2013


Well it’s that time of year when the Independent Foreign fiction prize longlist is announced and I m going to do my annual guessing for it .I want to say 2012-2013 has in my humble opinion has been one of the brightest years in recent times so without further ado I’m going try to guess […]

winstons coffee waterstone’s 11 what not one translation !!


Well sure you’ve seen around the blogosphere these last few days post about the Waterstone’s 11 for 11 debut novels due out this year or already out .Well I m disappointed as not one of the debuts is a translation ,as ever books in translation are not considered for this list .Well I thought for those […]

books read 2012

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How to live by Sarah Bakewell 400 pages 2010 into war by Italo Calvino 90 pages 2002 Rebirth by Jahnavi Barua 203 pages 2011 Bereft by Chris Womersley 264 pages 2012 The sly company of people who care by Rahul Bhattacharya 274 pages 2011 caught by Henry Green 198 pages 1943 The prisoner of paradise […]

Books read 2015


Falling out of time by David Grossman Israeli Gliding flight by Anne – Gine Goemans  Netherlands The winter war by Philip Teir Finland In america travels with John Steinbeck by Geert Mak Holland Melnitz by Charles Lewinsky German The scatter here is too great by Bilal Tanweer Inspector Imanishi Selcho Matsumoto Japan Signs preceding the […]

July 2020