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ON TOLERABILITY

An intriguing and disturbing novel which follows three generations of a Slovenian family while showing that personal histories can be just as complex and tragic as those of nations.

ROOMS BY THE SEA, ROOMS IN THE CITY

A collection from a master of prose which, inspired by Edward Hopper’s "Nighthawks" painting, takes sneak peaks into rooms of characters faced with dilemmas of leaving or staying.

MR. GWYN

An unusual story about a middle aged writer who suddenly decides to run away from himself and find new ways to express his art.

GLASS RIVER

Life is only here and now, everything else is a glass river. Emil Andreev is one of the biggest names in contemporary Bulgarian literature. He is an author of several short story collections, novels and plays.

ASPHALT ANGELS

Best known novel of the star of Swedish-Finnish literature. When worlds collide, young girls are often the first victims...

THEODOSIUS THE SMALL

A masterpiece from a true master. Classical reading that draws one in and one of the best novels published in Romania after 1990.

THROUGH COLD LAND

This surreal dark humor novel starts in Terezin, a place in present day Czechia where, during the Habsburg Empire, the most modern military base was built and which the Nazis turned into a “transit camp” during WWII.

SKYLIGHT

Saramago’s lost manuscript, published 60 years after his death. A novel which intertwines stories of inhabitants in a Lisbon building during the 1940s and a great example of the author’s immeasurable talent for creating psychological character portraits.

WE WERE IN AUSCHWITZ

A book of short stories that give an objective and cold description of real Holocaust experiences from perspectives of inmates in Auschwitz and Dachau. The collection is now considered a literary classic and trustworthy testimonial of Nazi monstrosities.

THE DARKROOM OF DAMOCLES

Taking place in occupied Netherlands, this is a story about a salesman Henri Osewoudt who "does nothing, wants nothing, and has let everything be decided by chance."

THE EXPERIMENT

A novel from Cyprus that intensively researches the nature of human lust and its influence on artists' work. Winner of the European Union Prize for Literature in 2010.

BORDER TERRITORY

A controversial novel that caused a true literary sensation after being published in Estonia. It was eventually translated into 15 foreign languages and remains the most translated book of Estonian literature following its independence.

THE FIFTH BOAT

An extraordinary story about relations of children and parents in modern society. "The Fifth Boat" is a highly regarded first book from one of the most important contemporary Slovak writers – Monika Kompaníková – for which she received the most prestigious Slovak literary award, the Anasoft litera, in 2011.

THE BLUE FOX

"The Blue Fox" is the perfect introduction to a literary talent of the highest order: Sjón, now one of the most famous and translated Icelandic authors, received the prestigious Nordic Council Award for this novel which has been translated into more than thirty languages.

SOMETHING WILL HAPPEN, YOU’LL SEE

The book "Something Will Happen, You’ll See" is considered as somewhat of a literary symbol of the Greek crisis. With its universal value and recent events which it portraits without censorship or pity, it thrilled global literary audiences.

THE TRUTH

A novel that won the prestigious Finnish Finlandia award while also achieving international success due to the fact it was translated into 17 languages. It is an elegant family story through which the author tries to distil intricate feelings, memories and traumas of three generations.

THE MISFORTUNATES

The novel is currently translated into more than 20 languages, and gave the author the title of “the greatest talent of Flemish literature.” A successful movie based on the novel was filmed in 2009 and it was the Belgian candidate for the Academy Award.

ONE OF US IS SLEEPING

A courageous and lyric novel on loss, in all of its forms, and a return to home in pursuit of peace written by Danish literary star and one of the most praised young Scandinavian female authors.

THE MOMENT

A rebellious novel and reinterpretation of the epic poem "Aeneid" in which the spear is placed in the hand of Aeneas’ wife Creusa who refuses to be sacrificed on the hero’s path to glory.

IN DIAMOND SQUARE

A masterpiece of the most important 20th century Catalan author that draws the reader in a direct and lively manner into Barcelona during the 1930s.

HIDDEN CAMERA

A story about three artists who meet in Vienna is just the frame for Lila’s auto fictional journal in which she notes her reminiscences.

DIARY OF THE SECOND WINTER

"Diary of the Second Winter" by Srđan Valjarević consists of two books – a daily diary by the author spanning over four months, from December 1st to March 31st, and a book of poems.

JELGAVA ’94

This is the first Latvian novel that portraits, in a realistic and convincing way, often with the author’s very refined sense of humor, what growing up was like in Latvia following the breakup of the Soviet Union.

THE NAMES THEY LEFT BEHIND

"The Names They Left Behind" is a book of eight stories about eight women which won the Maltese national literary award.

PROJEKT@PARTY

This novel by Beqë Cufaj is the first open and multi-layered critique of the work and engagement of international peacekeeping missions in this region.

ALONE AMONG THE IRISH

This writer and journalist used his peculiar, original and virtuoso-like short stories from the late 1970s until his death in 2013 to pave the way for completely new areas in prose, thus directly influencing many of today’s famous literary authors.

THE POOR MOUTH

The best known literary work written in Irish whose style and plot, along with the author's pseudonym are a parody of then extremely popular genre of fictional autobiographies and so-called personal histories/confessions in Irish literature.

TŪLA

One of the most important Lithuanian novels of the post-Soviet period. Lithuanians refer to it as the favorite book of Lithuanian students, while critics label it as the novel which introduced elements of "spontaneous" narrative and sensuality to modern Lithuanian prose.

THE DOLL

In his last novel, Ismail Kadare, a writer who has for almost half of a century been the most famous voice of Albanian literature, takes us on a journey of his life while describing the relationship he has with his mother who is "as fragile as a doll".

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Apart from being the best-selling novel in Turkey in 2015, it was also wildly successful in Europe where it won the Medicis award for the best foreign novel translated to French and published by a French publisher (previous laureates include Orhan Pamuk and Umberto Eco).