Yesterday NPR had a spot, The Best Foreign Books You’ve Never Heard Of, in hopes of broadening our reading horizons.
Sounds good to me! And this may be just the time.
• Jonathan Coe, The Rotters’ Club and The House of Sleep
• Victor Pelevin, The Sacred Book of Werewolf and Buddha’s Little Finger
• Boris Akunin, The Winter Queen
• Ludmila Ulitskaya, The Funeral Party
• Ismail Kadare, The Three-Arched Bridge and Spring Flowers, Spring Frost (Read Excerpt)
• Imre Kertesz, Fateless, The Pathseeker (Read Excerpt)
• Antonio Lobo Antunes, What Can I Do When Everything’s on Fire?
• Per Petterson, Out Stealing Horses
• Naguib Mahfouz, The Thief and the Dogs
• Muhammad Yusuf Quayd, War in the Land of Egypt
• Alaa Al Aswany, The Yacoubian Building
• Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
• Carlos Fuentes, The Death of Artemio Cruz
They’re also taking suggestions.
(Via Shelf Awareness.)