Ranging from the firmly well-established to rising young writers never before translated into English, the stories of Best European Fiction 2019 are bound to provoke and delight.
Author: Alex Andriesse
Publisher: Romanian Literature
Now in its tenth year, Best European Fiction continues to be an essential resource for readers, critics, and publishers interested in contemporary European literature. This year_s anthology brings together some of the most exciting prose writing in Europe today, by writers such as Alberto Olmos, Lars Petter Sveen, Xabier López López, Teolinda Gersão, and Ádám Bodor. Ranging from the firmly well-established to rising young writers never before translated into English, the stories of Best European Fiction 2019 are bound to provoke and delight.
His translation of Andrej Hočevar's short story “Another Happy New Year” has been selected for Dalkey Archive's Best European Fiction 2019, and his translation of Jasmin B. Frelih's novel In/Half, which won the 2016 European Union Prize ...
Author: Nejc Gazvoda
Publisher: Publishing house Goga
Nejc Gazvoda’s stories are about a generation of 18-year-olds (the author himself was 19 at the time of first publication). Despite his youth, his book is a mature literary work, surprising in its inventiveness. The protagonists are weak and strong, they search for meaning in times of absurdity. They often retreat beyond, to the realm between the worlds of the living and the dead, itself a metaphor for the time between childhood and adulthood, abandonment and rejection. Through the local atmosphere, he offers an insight into different kinds of thinking, into fears and wishes, phobias and phantasms. Nejc Gazvoda (b.1985) is a writer and director, an author of short stories, three novels and a drama play. All three novels were shortlisted or long-listed for the award for best novel of the year. In media, he is often referred to as a leading writer of his generation. His debut, the short story collection Nothing Gets by the Squirrels , received the Fabula award for best short story collection in 2006 as well as the Golden Bird award. His short story, "The Excursion," was made into a feature film, A Trip, that was selected as the Slovenian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards.
Twist after twist, this psychological suspense novel kept me hooked the entire time. (5*)’ Jessica Belmont reviews
Author: Heleen Kist
Publisher: Pollok Glen Publishing
When Grace’s beloved sister Glory dies in a car crash, her life spirals out of control. She discovers Glory was indebted to a local crime lord and laundering money through her café. What’s worse, Grace is now forced to take over. Defying her anxiety, Grace will stop at nothing to save herself and those Glory left behind from the clutches of Glasgow’s underworld. But her plans unravel when more family secrets emerge and Grace is driven to question everything she believed about her sister – even her death. IN SERVITUDE is a gripping roller coaster of family, crime and betrayal. Perfect for lovers of page-turning suspense. Silver medal - Best Fiction (Europe), Independent Publisher Book Awards 2019 Shortlisted - The Selfies 2019, London Book Fair Finalist - Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2019 THE BOOK BLOGGERS ARE LOVING IT: ‘The plot was perfectly paced, taut and gritty ... An excellent debut’ Chapter In My Life crime fiction blog ‘In Servitude is a dark and suspenseful read that draws you in and keeps you there.’ By the Letter Book reviews ‘A tense thriller, fast-paced and rather addictive. It’s full of twists and turns, shocks and surprises. Once you start to read, you may well find it hard to put down!’ Portobello Book Blog ‘The suspense is mind-blowing. (5*)’ The Book Decoder ‘Fabulous psychological thriller. Fast read. Hard hitting. Loved it. (5*)’ Shalini book reviews ‘If you're looking for an excellent suspense novel to keep you on your toes, then you absolutely need to read this one. (4.5*)' A Lovely Book Affair reviews ‘I’m obsessed with this plot. Twist after twist, this psychological suspense novel kept me hooked the entire time. (5*)’ Jessica Belmont reviews
Keepers of All Sins” is her first story selected for inclusion in The Best American Mystery Stories anthology. She lives and writes in Ontario, ... Touring Europe, we had an afternoon to kill in Geneva and decided to take a boat tour.
Author: Jonathan Lethem
Publisher: Mariner Books
New York Times best-selling author of ten genre-bending novels Jonathan Lethem helms this collection of the year's best mystery short fiction. Jonathan Lethem, "one of America's greatest storytellers" (Washington Post), selects the best short mystery and crime fiction of the year in this annual "treat for crime-fiction fans" (Library Journal).
Welcome to Best Canadian Stories 2019, an anthology of the stories published in Canada by Canadians in 2018 that most ... record heat in Europe (again), and still precious little meaningful political action on our climate crisis.
Now in its 49th year, Best Canadian Stories has long championed the short story form and highlighted the work of many writers who have gone on to shape the Canadian literary canon. Margaret Atwood, Clark Blaise, Tamas Dobozy, Mavis Gallant, Douglas Glover, Norman Levine, Rohinton Mistry, Alice Munro, Leon Rooke, Diane Schoemperlen, Kathleen Winter, and many others have appeared in its pages over the decades, making Best Canadian Stories the go-to source for what’s new in Canadian fiction writing for close to five decades. Selected by guest editor Caroline Adderson, the 2019 edition draws together both newer and established writers to shape an engaging and luminous mosaic of writing in this country today—a continuation of not only a series, but a legacy in Canadian letters.
2019. “AT&T Discusses Sale of HBO Europe to Pay Down $170bn Debt”. Financial Times, 10 April. Pham, Annika. 2016. ... 2017. “HBO Europe: The Best TV You've Never Seen”. Hollywood Reporter, 16 October. Roxborough, Scott. 2019.
Author: Luca Barra
This book maps the landscape of contemporary European premium television fiction, offering a detailed overview of both the changes in the digital production and distribution and the emergence of specific national and transnational case histories. Combining a media-production approach with a textual and audience analysis, the volume offers a complex, stratified, systemic view of ongoing aesthetic, sociocultural and industrial developments in contemporary European TV. With contributions from leading experts in the field, the book first offers an overview of the industrial, policy and cultural context for the renaissance of European television drama over the past decade, based on original comparative research. This research is then supported by case study chapters from the key contexts within which quality European television is being produced, offering a complex and complete picture of the industry’s strengths and limitations, its traditions and trends, its constraints and future perspectives. A European Television Fiction Renaissance is a must-read book for TV scholars working across Europe and beyond in the areas of media studies, international communications and television studies, media industries studies, production studies, European studies, and media policy studies as well as for those with an interest in television drama, Netflix, globalisation, pay TV and on demand.
The book was selected as one of the 2019 Best World Literature, by Library Journal and her short fiction has appeared in Best European Fiction 2011. Her work has been translated into six languages. Alongside writing, Eiríksdóttir is a ...
Author: Friðgeir Einarsson
Publisher: Comma Press
Reluctant to observe a new family tradition, a boy finds himself stranded outside a graveyard on the night before Christmas... Three farming brothers, forced to relocate to the city by poor harvests, discover an unexpected demand for their green-fingered talents... Residents of a new apartment block are woken in the early hours by the eerie sound of a table saw that once operated on the building’s grounds... Iceland is a land of stories; from the epic sagas of its mythic past, to its claim today of being home to more writers, more published books and more avid readers, per head, than anywhere in the world. As its capital (and indeed only city), Reykjavik has long been an inspiration for these stories. But, as this collection demonstrates, this fishing-village-turned-metropolis at the farthest fringe of Europe has been both revered and reviled by Icelanders over the years. The tension between the city and the surrounding countryside, its rural past and urban present, weaves its way through The Book of Reykjavik, forming an outline of a fragmented city marked by both contradiction and creativity. Includes a foreword written by award-winning Icelandic author Sjón. Translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb, Philip Roughton, Lytton Smith, Meg Matich and Larissa Kyzer. Published with the support of the Icelandic Literature Center.
... including Pushcart Prize 2012 and Best European Fiction 2018. Mazzini is also a screenwriter of award-winning feature films, short films, and TV films (best screenplay at Raindance Film Festival, London, 2019, and FEST festival, ...
Author: Miha Mazzini
Publisher: Publishing house Goga
One of Slovenia’s foremost columnists, Miha Mazzini is an astute observer of the human condition. However, as is often the case, what makes us human is also what we would prefer to stay hidden, for example – as Miha Mazzini’s short stories make blatantly evident – that greed has become a virtue. These fascinating stories provide a piercing insight into the economy of human relationships in a technicised world, in which nothing is for free and everyone will be the victim of someone else’s greed. Miha Mazzini (1961) is an award-winning writer and screenwriter, author of more than 30 books, including literary fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, and manuals, translated into 11 languages. He has directed feature films, documentaries, and short films. Mazzini holds an MA in Creative Writing for Film and Television and a PhD in Anthropology of Everyday Life. The included short stories have been selected from the short story collection Greed.
In 1970, his novel Shall I Eat You Now was also made into a film, Hoffman, starring Peter Sellers and Sinéad Cusack.5 ... for Best Fiction Book (1993), Writers Guild Award for Best Fiction (United States, 1993), the European Literature ...
Author: Maureen O'Connor
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Since the appearance of her first novel, The Country Girls, in 1960—a book that undermined the nation’s ideal of innocent and pious Irish girlhood—Edna O’Brien has provoked controversy in her native Ireland and abroad. Indeed, several of her early novels were condemned by church authorities and banned by the Irish government for their frank portrayals of sexual matters and the inner lives of women. Now an internationally acclaimed writer, O’Brien must be critically reassessed for a twenty-first century audience. Edna O’Brien and the Art of Fiction provides an urgent retrospective consideration of one of the English-speaking world’s best-selling and most prolific contemporary authors. Drawing on O’Brien’s fiction as well as archival material, and applying new theoretical approaches—including ecocritical and feminist new materialist readings—this study considers the pioneering and enduring ways O’Brien represents women’s experience, family relationships, the natural world, sex, creativity, and death, and her work’s long anticipation of contemporary movements such as #metoo.
Accessed 29 January 2019 at: https://mashable.com/article/instagram-poetry-democratise-genre/? europe=true. Caliandro, A. and Gandini, ... (2018) Goodreads Choice Awards: An Annual Reminder that Critics and Readers Don't Often Agree.
Author: Bronwen Thomas
From Instapoetry to BookTube, contemporary literary cultures and practices are increasingly intertwined with social media. In this lively and wide-ranging study, Bronwen Thomas explores how social media provides new ways of connecting with and rediscovering established literary works and authors while also facilitating the emergence of unique and distinctive forms of creative expression. The book takes a 360 ̊ approach to the subject, combining analysis of current forms and practices with an examination of how social media fosters ongoing collaborative discourse amongst both informal and formal literary networks, and demonstrating how the participatory practices of social media have the potential to radically transform how literature is produced, shared and circulated. The first study of its kind to focus specifically on social media, Literature and Social Media provides a timely and engaging account of the state of the art, while interrogating the rhetoric that so often accompanies discussion of the ‘new’ in this context.
"Previously published as Elâin, âymislegt by Forlagid ... in Iceland in 2017"--Copyright page.
Author: Kristin Eiriksdottir
The past returns with a fury for a woman coming to terms with her life in this award-winning novel by an acclaimed Icelandic author making her English-language debut. Elín Jónsdóttir lives an isolated existence in Reykjavík, Iceland, making props and prosthetics for theatrical productions and Nordic crime flicks. In her early seventies, she has recently become fascinated with another loner, Ellen Álfsdóttir, a sensitive young playwright and illegitimate daughter of a famous writer. The girl has aroused maternal feelings in Elín, but she has also stirred discomfiting memories long packed away. Because their paths have crossed before. One doesn't remember. The other is about to forget. Soon they'll discover all they have in common: difficult childhoods, trauma, and being outliers who have found space to breathe in creative expression. Yet the more Elín tries to connect with the young woman and unbox painful memories, the more tenuous her grasp on reality becomes. Winner of the Icelandic Literary Prize, A Fist or a Heart is a gripping, artfully interwoven novel of power, secrets, and isolation by one of the most bracing and original voices of the author's generation.
... Tríptico (2017), Confessions to the psychoanalyst (2012) -one of whose stories was included in Best European fiction 2018- ENC or The dream of the firefly fish (2014), Cortázar y París: Último round (2014) and Sin red (2019) The ...
Author: poets from various countries
Atunis Galaxy Anthology 2020. A collection of world poets. Editor in chief: Agron Shele. A unique collection of modern poetry.
Haska Shyyan is the author of the novels Hunt, Doctor, Hunt! and Behind the Back, which won the 2019 European ... Prize for the best Ukrainian book of essays, and Ukrainian Book of the Year award in political studies and non-fiction.
Author: Volodymyr Yermolenko
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
This collection of texts by writers, historians, philosophers, political analysts, and opinion leaders combines reflections on Ukrainian history and analyses of the present with outlines of conceptual ideas and life stories. The authors present a multi-faceted image of Ukraine’s memory and reality touching upon topics from the Holodomor to Maidan, from the Russian aggression to cultural diversity, from the depth of the past to the complexity of the present. The contributors include Ola Hnatiuk, Irena Karpa, Haska Shyyan, Larysa Denysenko, Hanna Shelest, Andriy Kulakov, Yaroslav Hrytsak, Serhii Plokhy, Yuri Andrukhovych, Andriy Kurkov, Andrij Bondar, Vakhtang Kebuladze, Volodymyr Rafeenko, Alim Aliev, Leonid Finberg, and Andriy Portnov. The book was initially published by Internews Ukraine and UkraineWorld with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation.
2019 John Wiley & Sons Ltd All rights reserved. ... best efforts in preparing this work, they make no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness ... European literature–18th century–History and criticism.
Author: Frederick Burwick
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Historical Narrative Offers Introduction to Romanticism by Placing Key Figures in Overall Social Context Going beyond the general literary survey, A History of Romantic Literature examines the literatures of sensibility and intensity as well as the aesthetic dimensions of horror and terror, sublimity and ecstasy, by providing a richly integrated account of shared themes, interests, innovations, rivalries and disputes among the writers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Drawing from the assemblage theory, Prof. Burwick maintains that the literature of the period is inseparable from prevailing economic conditions and ongoing political and religious turmoil, as well as developments in physics, astronomy, music and art. Thus, rather than deal with authors as if they worked in isolation from society, he identifies and describes their interactions with their communities and with one another, as well as their responses to current events. By connecting seemingly scattered and random events such as the bank crisis of 1825, he weaves the coincidental into a coherent narrative of the networking that informed the rise and progress of Romanticism. Notable features of the book include: A strong narrative structure divided into four major chronological periods: Revolution, 1789-1798; Napoleonic Wars, 1799-1815; Riots, 1815-1820; Reform, 1821-1832 Thorough coverage of major and minor figures and institutions of the Romantic movement (including Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Montague and the Bluestockings, Lord Byron, John Keats, Letitia Elizabeth Landon etc.) Emphasis on the influence of social networks among authors, such as informal dinners and teas, clubs, salons and more formal institutions With its extensive coverage and insightful analysis set within a lively historical narrative, History of Romantic Literature is highly recommended for courses on British Romanticism at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. It will also prove a highly useful reference for advanced scholars pursuing their own research.
'Unsettling, unpredictable, and brilliant' Roddy Doyle 'Dark, devilishly well written and full of atmosphere, How to Gut a Fish is one of the most original and affecting short story collections I've read in years' Jan Carson, author of The ...
Author: Sheila Armstrong
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
'Dark, devilishly well written and full of atmosphere, How to Gut a Fish is one of the most original and affecting short story collections I've read in years' Jan Carson, author of The Fire Starters On a boat offshore, a fisherman guts a mackerel as he anxiously awaits a midnight rendezvous. Villagers, one by one, disappear into a sinkhole beneath a yew tree. A nameless girl is taped, bound and put on display in a countryside market. A man returning home following the death of his mother finds something disturbing among her personal effects. A dazzling and disquieting collection of stories, how to gut a fish places the bizarre beside the everyday and then elegantly and expertly blurs the lines. An exciting new Irish writer whose sharp and lyrical prose unsettles and astounds in equal measure, Sheila Armstrong's exquisitely provocative stories carve their way into your mind and take hold.
Her translations and other writing have been widely published, and she is a finalist of the 2019 Jasmine Awards. Anna Blasiak (Translator) Anna Blasiak is a poet, translator and literature co-ordinator of the European Literature Network ...
Author: Renia Spiegel
Publisher: Random House
Introduction by Deborah E. Lipstadt, author of Denial July 15, 1942, Wednesday Remember this day; remember it well. You will tell generations to come. Since 8 o’clock today we have been shut away in the ghetto. I live here now. The world is separated from me and I’m separated from the world. Renia is a young girl who dreams of becoming a poet. But Renia is Jewish, she lives in Poland and the year is 1939. When Russia and Germany invade her country, Renia's world shatters. Separated from her mother, her life takes on a new urgency as she flees Przemysl to escape night bombing raids, observes the disappearances of other Jewish families and, finally, witnesses the creation of the ghetto. But alongside the terror of war, there is also great beauty, as she begins to find her voice as a writer and falls in love for the first time. She and the boy she falls in love with, Zygmunt, share their first kiss a few hours before the Nazis reach her hometown. And it is Zygmunt who writes the final, heartbreaking entry in Renia’s diary. Recently rediscovered after seventy years, Renia’s Diary is already being described as a classic of Holocaust literature. Written with a clarity and skill that is reminiscent of Anne Frank, Renia's Diary also includes a prologue and epilogue by Renia's sister Elizabeth, as well as an introduction by Deborah E. Lipstadt, author of Denial. It is an extraordinary testament to both the horrors of war, and to the life that can exist even in the darkest times.
British Literature and the European Project Kristian Shaw. Flood, Alison (2019), 'John le Carré and Neil Gaiman Join Writers Warning Brexit is “Choosing to Lose”', The Guardian, 21 May.
Author: Kristian Shaw
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Britain's vote to leave the European Union in the summer of 2016 came as a shock to many observers. But writers had long been exploring anxieties and fractures in British society – from Euroscepticism, to immigration, to devolution, to post-truth narratives – that came to the fore in the Brexit campaign and its aftermath. Reading these tensions back into contemporary British writing, Kristian Shaw coins the term Brexlit to deliver the first in-depth study of how writers engaged with these issues before and after the referendum result. Examining the work of over a hundred British authors, including Julian Barnes, Jonathan Coe, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Ali Smith, as well as popular fiction by Andrew Marr and Stanley Johnson, Brexlit explores how a new and urgent genre of post-Brexit fiction is beginning to emerge.
Her story “Mesopotamia” was selected for “Best European Fiction 2018” (Dalkey Archive). Sophia Nikolaidou has published collections of short stories, novels, essays, translations, and pedagogy. Her novel Tonight We ...
Author: Trine Stauning Willert
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Over the past thirty years, the representation of Greek history in literature, film, and popular culture has undergone significant change. This book investigates the ways in which history operates as a tool for contemporary storytellers in various genres to contemplate the meaning of the past and its implications for the future.
In this deadpan anti-novel, statistics and historical data are marshalled, and the divagations range over subjects as various as the history of religions, Viagra, vegetarianism and dietary taboos, aerial bombing, the Maltese national anthem ...
Author: Patrik Ouředník
Publisher: Czech Literature
The end of the world is the least of the problems facing Gaspard Boisvert, erstwhile advisor to "the stupidest American president in history," when he discovers that he may share the genes of a certain, infamous Austrian corporal, thanks to a dalliance on the part of his grandmother during the First World War. Around the hapless Gaspard's descent into amnesia and anti-social rebellion, an obsessive-compulsive narrator assembles 111 pithy chapters linked by the ultimate theme of all: the coming apocalypse. In this deadpan anti-novel, statistics and historical data are marshalled, and the divagations range over subjects as various as the history of religions, Viagra, vegetarianism and dietary taboos, aerial bombing, the Maltese national anthem, categories of suicide, varieties of stupidity, bathtubs, the critical density of the universe, pork and pigmen, and the etymology of the name Adolf.
2019. “The Best Bridge So Far.” The Medium Is Not Enough. ... “Nordic Noir: An Obsessive's Guide to the Best Scandinavian Crime Shows. ... The Pocket Essential Guide to European Crime Fiction, Film and TV.
Author: Robert A. Saunders
With its focus on the popular television genre of Nordic noir, this book examines subtle and explicit manifestations of geopolitics in crime series from Scandinavia and Finland, as well as the impact of such programmes on how northern Europe is viewed around the world. Drawing on a diverse set of literature, from screen studies to critical International Relations, Geopolitics, Northern Europe, and Nordic Noir addresses the fraught geopolitical content of Nordic television series, as well as how Nordic noir as a genre travels the globe. With empirical chapters focusing on the interlinked concepts of the body, the border, and the nation-state, this book interrogates the various ways in which northern European states grapple with challenges wrought by globalisation, neoliberalism, and climate change. Reflecting the current global fascination with all things Nordic, this text examines the light and dark sides of the region as seen through the television screen, demonstrating that series such as Occupied, Trapped, and The Bridge have much to teach us about world politics. This book will be of interest to those interested in geopolitics, national identity, and the politics of popular culture in: Scandinavian studies, media/screen studies, IR/political science, human/cultural geography, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, and communication.