Daily Archives: December 9, 2010

Peirene Press Books Selected as “Books of the Year”

Announced this morning:

2010 was Peirene’s first year. All three titles went into second print runs and received wide critical acclaim.
The entire list has been selected for “Books of the Year.”

Top 5 Translated Books of the Year, selected by Booktrust

Beside the Sea by Véronique Olmi, translated from the French by Adriana Hunter

“beautifully written and translated”

The Independent Books of the Year, selected by Katy Guest, literary editor of The Independent on Sunday

Stone in a Landslide by Maria Barbal, translated from the Catalan by Laura McGloughlin and Paul Mitchell

“sparse and haunting”

The Guardian Books of the Year, selected by Blake Morrison

Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman by Friedrich Christian Delius, translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch

“the single 117-page sentence … contains multitudes”

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Have you read any of these books? I’ve read two of the three, and am ready to read the third later this month. Check out my reviews of  Beside the Sea by Véronique Olmi AND Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman by Friedrich Christian Delius.