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      Most recent additions to the complete review:
  • Gérard de Villiers' very contemporary thriller The Madmen of Benghazi (re-)introduces his hero Malko Linge to English-speaking audiences

  • Edward St. Aubyn's Man Booker-satire, Lost for Words

  • Maurice Gilliams' 1936 Elias, available (or was ...) in a 1995 Sun & Moon Press edition

  • Sankar's 1962 novel, Chowringhee

  • A review-overview of Geoffrey Parker's landmark study of War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century, Global Crisis

  • The first in Tanigawa Nagaru's series, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

  • Michel Déon's charming novel of inter-war France, The Foundling Boy, finally in English, from Gallic Books

  • One of the most eagerly awaited translations of the year, Andrei Bitov's The Symmetry Teacher

  • The Poetry of Ālam-Tāj Zhāle Qā'em-Maqāmi, Mirror of Dew

  • Jean-Patrick Manchette's 1972 noir, The Mad and the Bad, now in English from New York Review Books

  • The Loeb Classical Library adds Philostratus' Heroicus to their collection

  • Egyptian author Mohamed Salmawy's 2011 novel of a Tahrir Square-like uprising, Butterfly Wings

  • Two stories by Tsutsui Yasutaka, in The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

  • Another novel by bestselling French author Marc Levy makes it into English, Replay

  • Boris Vian's 1947 novel, in Oulipo-man Stanley Chapman's translation, Froth on the Daydream, now re-issued as: Mood Indigo (for the movie tie-in ...)

  • Geoff Dyer's 1993 novel, The Search, finally makes it to the US

  • A collection of short stories by Guadalupe Nettel, Natural Histories

  • The second volume in Anders de la Motte's Game-trilogy, Buzz

  • Published in one volume in English now, by McSweeney's, Alessandro Baricco's two separate-but-related works:
  • Shin Kyung-Sook's I'll Be Right There

  • William McIlvanney's 1977 'Tartan noir' classic, Laidlaw, re-issued by Canongate in the UK last year, and now out from Europa Editions in the US

  • Dominique Eddé's recent novel of Syrian turmoil, Kamal Jann

  • Herman Koch's Summer House with Swimming Pool, just in time for summer

  • Two books by Indian author Jerry Pinto:
    • His prize-winning novel, Em and the Big Hoom, finally making it to the US/UK
    • His portrait of Helen: The Life and Times of an H-Bomb

  • Leonardo Padura's recent novel about Leon Trotsky's assassin, The Man Who Loved Dogs

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