Fiction In Translation

    Enjoy these books from around the world which have been translated into English for your reading pleasure. Add some international flavour to your reading list.

    Isabel Allende: The Wind Knows My Name [2023] paperback

    $11.00 – $18.00

    The powerful and moving new novel from international bestselling author Isabel Allende, tracing the ripple effects of war and immigration on one child in Europe in 1938 and another in...

    Toshikazu Kawaguchi: Before the Coffee Gets Cold (Before the Coffee Gets Cold, 1) [2019] paperback

    $7.00 – $15.00

    What would you change if you could go back in time?In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a cafe which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more...

    Toshikazu Kawaguchi: Before Your Memory Fades: Toshikazu Kawaguchi (Before the Coffee Gets Cold, 3) [2022] paperback

    $8.00 – $14.00

    The third novel in the international bestselling Before the Coffee Gets Cold series, following four new customers in a cafe where customers can travel back in time.On the hillside of...

    Paulo Coelho: ALCHEMIST [1995] paperback

    $6.00 – $15.00

    A global phenomenon, The Alchemist has been read and loved by over 62 million readers, topping bestseller lists in 74 countries worldwide. Now this magical fable is beautifully repackaged in...

    Elena Ferrante: My Brilliant Friend: childhood, adolescence (Neapolitan Quartet) [2020] paperback

    $8.00 – $15.00


    Katja Oskamp: Marzahn, Mon Amour [2022] paperback

    $7.00 – $15.00

    A RADIO 4 BOOK AT BEDTIME - A woman approaching the 'invisible years' of middle age abandons her failing writing career to retrain as a chiropodist in the suburb of...

    Toshikazu Kawaguchi: Tales from the Cafe: Before the Coffee Gets Cold (Before the Coffee Gets Cold, 2) [2020] paperback

    $8.00 – $15.00

    In a small back alley in Tokyo, there is a cafe which has been serving carefully brewed coffee for more than one hundred years. But this coffee shop offers its...

    Jon Fosse: Septology [2022] paperback


    What makes us who we are? And why do we lead one life and not another? Asle, an ageing painter and widower who lives alone on the southwest coast of...

    Sayaka Murata: Convenience Store Woman: the multi-million copy, international bestseller: Sayaka Murata [2019] paperback

    $7.00 – $15.00

    Meet Keiko.Keiko is 36 years old. She's never had a boyfriend, and she's been working in the same supermarket for eighteen years.Keiko's family wishes she'd get a proper job. Her...

    Auschwitz Lullaby: A Novel [2018] paperback


    Based on the true story of a brave German nurse tasked with caring for Auschwitz's youngest prisoners, Auschwitz Lullaby brings to life the story of Helene Hannemann-a woman who sacrificed...

    Yukio Mishima: Star: Yukio Mishima (Penguin Modern) [2019] paperback


    A haunting novella of fame and disillusionment by a Japanese literary iconAll eyes are upon Rikio. And he likes it, mostly. His fans cheer from a roped-off section, screaming and...

    Mariana Enriquez: The Dangers of Smoking in Bed: Mariana Enriquez [2022] paperback


    SHORTLISTED FOR THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE'Beautiful, horrible... the most exciting discovery I've made in fiction for some time' Kazuo Ishiguro'Smoky, carnal, dazzling' Lauren GroffWelcome to Buenos Aires, a place of...

    Mieko Kawakami: All The Lovers In The Night [2023] paperback

    $7.00 – $15.00

    National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist 'Mieko Kawakami is a genius' - Naoise Dolan, author of Exciting TimesFrom international literary sensation Mieko Kawakami comes All the Lovers in the Night,...

    Laurent Mauvignier: The Birthday Party: Laurent Mauvignier [2023] paperback


    Buried deep in rural France, little remains of the isolated hamlet of the Three Lone Girls, save a few houses and a curiously assembled quartet: Patrice Bergogne, inheritor of his...

    Carlos Ruiz Zafon: The City of Mist: The last book by the bestselling author of The Shadow of the Wind [2022] paperback


    The echo of the novels of The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series resonates in the stories of Carlos Ruiz Zafon: gathered here for the first time - and some never...

    Han Kang: Greek Lessons: From The Internation [2023] hardback


    A powerful novel of the saving grace of language and human connection, from the celebrated author of The VegetarianIn a classroom in Seoul, a young woman watches her Greek language...

    Jon Fosse: Melancholy I-II [2023] paperback


    Melancholy I-II is a fictional invocation of the nineteenth-century Norwegian artist Lars Hertervig, who painted luminous landscapes, suffered mental illness and died poor in 1902. In this wild, feverish narrative,...

    Erich Maria Remarque: All Quiet on the Western Front [1996] paperback

    $8.00 – $15.00

    Discover the most famous anti-war novel ever written One by one the boys begin to fall...In 1914 a room full of German schoolboys, fresh-faced and idealistic, are goaded by their...

    The City of Mist: The last book by the bestselling author of The Shadow of the Wind [2021] paperback


    The echo of the novels of The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series resonates in the stories of Carlos Ruiz Zafon: gathered here for the first time - and some never...

    Alejandro Zambra: Bonsai [2022] paperback


    Bonsai is the story of Julio and Emilia, two young Chilean students who, seeking truth in great literature, find each other instead. Like all young couples, they lie to each...


    $7.00 – $15.00

    A dazzling Sunday Times bestselling collection of short stories from the beloved internationally acclaimed Haruki Murakami. Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the...

    Andrey Kurkov: Death and the Penguin [2002] paperback

    $7.00 – $15.00

    Viktor is an aspiring writer with only Misha, his pet penguin, for company. Although he would prefer to write short stories, he earns a living composing obituaries for a newspaper....

    Carlos Ruiz Zafon: The Shadow of the Wind: The Cemetery of Forgotten Books 1 [2018] paperback


    THE MODERN CLASSIC: OVER 20 MILLION COPIES SOLDA Sunday Times bestseller and a Richard & Judy book club pick'The real deal: one gorgeous read' Stephen King'This book will change your...

    Marieke Lucas Rijneveld: The Discomfort of Evening: WINNER OF THE BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2020 [2020] paperback

    $8.00 – $9.00

    *WINNER OF THE BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2020**ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S BEST BOOKS OF 2020**A NYT CRITICS' TOP BOOK OF 2020*'One of the best debut novels I have ever read. Shockingly...

    Clarice Lispector: The Hour of the Star (Penguin Modern Classics) [2014] paperback


    Living in the slums of Rio and eking out a living as a typist, Macabea loves movies, Coca-Cola and her philandering rat of a boyfriend; she would like to be...

    Haruki Murakami: 1Q84: The Complete Trilogy [2012] paperback


    A mesmerising, epic, utterly involving masterpiece from Haruki MurakamiThe year is 1Q84. This is the real world, there is no doubt about that. But in this world, there are two...

    Clarice Lispector: Agua Viva: Clarice Lispector (Penguin Modern Classics) [2014] paperback


    In Agua Viva Clarice Lispector aims to 'capture the present'. Her direct, confessional and unfiltered meditations on everything from life and time to perfume and sleep are strange and hypnotic...

    Anxious People: The No. 1 New York Times bestseller, now a Netflix TV Series [2021] paperback

    $6.00 – $15.00

    'A brilliant and comforting read' MATT HAIG'Funny, compassionate and wise. An absolute joy' A.J. PEARCE'I laughed, I sobbed, I recommended it to literally everyone I know' BUZZFEED'Captures the messy essence...

    Fredrik Backman: A Man Called Ove: Now a major film starring Tom Hanks [2015] paperback

    $6.00 – $15.00

    The million-copy bestselling phenomenon, Fredrik Backman's heartwarming debut is a funny, moving, uplifting tale of love and community that will leave you with a spring in your step. Perfect for...

    Olga Tokarczuk: Flights: WINNER MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2018: Olga Tokarczuk [2018] paperback

    $5.00 – $15.00

    Flights, a novel about travel in the twenty-first century and human anatomy, is Olga Tokarczuk's most ambitious to date. It interweaves travel narratives and reflections on travel with an in-depth...

    In the Midst of Winter


    **THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** **The captivating new novel from the multi-million-bestselling author of The House of the Spirits and The Japanese Lover** 'In some of the most beautiful passages...


    $5.00 – $6.00


    Bo-reum Hwang: Welcome to the Hyunam-dong Bookshop [2023] paperback


    There was only one thing on her mind.'I must start a bookshop.' Yeongju did everything she was supposed to, go to university, marry a decent man, get a respectable job....

    Banana Yoshimoto: The Premonition [2023] paperback


    'Yoshimoto's novels are like jewel boxes.' Vanity FairThe new novel from the bestselling author of the beloved classic, Kitchen.I had a premonition of setting out on a journey and getting...

    Arikawa Hiro: The Goodbye Cat [2023] paperback


    The uplifting new Japanese cat novel from the million-copy bestselling author of The Travelling Cat ChroniclesTHE PERFECT READ FOR CAT LOVERS'Quirky and life-enhancing' THE TIMES Biggest Books of the Autumn...

    Enard Mathias: The Annual Banquet of the Gravediggers' Guild [2023] paperback


    To research his thesis on contemporary agrarian life, anthropology student David Mazon moves from Paris to La Pierre-Saint-Christophe, a village in the marshlands of western France. Determined to capture the...

    Nesbo Jo: The Night House [2023] paperback


    A twisted spin on the classic coming-of-age horror story from the Sunday Times No.1 bestselling author Jo NesboWHEN THE VOICES CALL, DON'T ANSWER...In the wake of his parents' tragic deaths...

    Nam-Joo Cho: Saha [2023] paperback


    From the author of international bestseller Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 ''Cho's complex, humane, and by its end utterly transfixing novel shows that it is in community that we find resilience.'...

    Nam-Joo Cho: Miss Kim Knows and Other Stories [2023] paperback


    FROM THE AUTHOR OF KIM JIYOUNG, BORN 1982 Eight women. Eight stories. One reality. A woman is born. A woman is filmed in public without consent. A woman suffers domestic...

    Hanna Bervoets: We Had To Remove This Post [2023] paperback

    $8.00 – $14.00

    Does what you see change who you are?Kayleigh is broke. Out of options, she takes a job as a content moderator, reviewing horrors and hate online and deciding which posts...

    Maud Ventura: My Husband [2023] paperback


    INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERPRIZE WINNER OF FRANCE'S FIRST NOVEL AWARD'One of the most daring, provocative, unnervingly intimate thrillers I've read in years. Few writers besides Ruth Rendell and Patricia Highsmith can evoke...

    Jenny Erpenbeck: Kairos [2023] hardback


    'An ambitious story of love and betrayal' - Irish Times'The ending is like a bomb thrown into your room -- you'll be reeling for days and weeks to come.' -...

    Yagasawa Satoshi: Days at the Morisaki Bookshop [2023] paperback


    Hidden in Jimbocho, Tokyo is a booklover's paradise. On a quiet corner in an old wooden building lies a shop filled with hundreds of second-hand books.Twenty-five-year-old Takako has never liked...

    Georgi Gospodinov: Time Shelter [2023] paperback

    $6.00 – $15.00

    WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE 2023 A GUARDIAN AND FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR'The most exquisite kind of literature... I've put it on a special shelf in my...

    Donall Mac Amhlaigh: Soldier's Song A [2023] paperback


    It has the privacy and immediacy of a diary but holds the interest like a novel. It follows the adventures, trials and tribulations of Nuibin Amhlaigh who keeps getting into...

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