Julie Wu’s debut novel, The Third Son (Algonquin), depicts the struggles of a Taiwanese boy, Saburo Tong, to escape his impoverished, cruel background and to establish a meaningful adult life for himself, a journey that takes him from poverty and oppression in Taiwan to the opportunity and relative freedom of 1950s America.
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Croatian writer Robert Perisic talks with Steven Wingate about his latest novel Our Man in Iraq, the modern global economy and its relationship to developing nations, and the slide between journalism and fiction writing.
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Our new feature is Zachary Karabashliev’s novel 18% Gray, which was translated by Angela Rodel and just published in the U.S. by Open Letter Books, with support from the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation. Karabashliev is a Bulgarian-born author now living in the U.S. 18% Gray, originally published in Bulgarian in 2008 by Ciela Publishers, is currently [...]
Jeremiah Chamberlin on three new novels in translation from the French: Where Tigers Are at Home, Blue White Red, and Cruel City.
Got a dreadful first novel stashed somewhere in the proverbial drawer? Take heart, dear writer. Roberto Bolaño will show you how to salvage from the wreck.
Huong’s sixth novel in translation imagines the final days of Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh in a project of Tolstoyesque landscape and character.
Author Hisham Matar discusses the Libyan Revolution’s effect on writing novels, the difference between reading and talking, and why he does not identify as an intellectual.
Rosie Dastgir’s deeply satisfying first novel, A Small Fortune, concerns an extended Pakistani family in contemporary England.
This week’s feature is Contributing Editor Natalie Bakopoulos’s debut novel, The Green Shore (Simon & Schuster), which releases today. Set in Athens and Paris during the military dictatorship of Greece (1967-1974), the book traces one family’s experience of love and resistance as they negotiate the rule of the Colonels and the fallout from the junta. [...]