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Book of the Week: Everything Happens As It Does

This week’s feature is Albena Stambolova’s new novel, Everything Happens As It Does, translated from the Bulgarian by Olga Nikolova. Stambolova’s novel, which was published this month by Open Letter Books, was the 2013 winner of the Contemporary Bulgarian Fiction Contest from Open Letter Books at the University or Rochester, a project that is supported by the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation. She is also the author of two other novels: Hop-Hop the Stars, and An Adventure, to Pass the Time. She has also published a collection of short stories, Three Dots, and a psychoanalytical study on Marguerite Duras, Sickness in Death. […]

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Book-of-the-Week Winners: 18% Gray

Our most recent feature was Zachary Karabashliev’s novel 18% Gray, and we’re pleased to announce the winners: Patrick Somerville (@patrickerville) Sally Wiener Grotta (@SallyWGrotta ) Ben Loory (@benloory) Congrats! To claim your free copy, please email us at the following address: winners [at] If you’d like to be eligible for future giveaways, please visit our Twitter Page and “follow” us! Thanks to all of you who are fans. We appreciate your support. Let us know your favorite new books out there!

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Book of the Week: 18% Gray, by Zachary Karabashliev

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 a bestseller there and already in its 10th edition. The book was the co-winner of the prestigious Bulgarian Novel of the Year Award given by the Edward Vick Foundation, along with Milen Ruskov’s Thrown Into Nature, which was also published by Open Letter Books in […]