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Five More to Go: Nathacha Appanah’s TROPIC OF VIOLENCE

Five More to Go: Nathacha Appanah’s TROPIC OF VIOLENCE

This regular feature gives Booklist contributing reviewer Terry Hong the opportunity to shout about a recently published book she adored. She’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title. ★ Tropic of Violence, by Nathacha Appanah and translated by Geoffrey Strachan How can a story so harrowing, so wrenching be so gorgeous? In […]

Five More to Go: Kim Hyun Sook’s BANNED BOOK CLUB

Five More to Go: Kim Hyun Sook’s BANNED BOOK CLUB

This regular feature gives Booklist contributing reviewer Terry Hong the opportunity to shout about a recently published book she adored. She’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title. ★ Banned Book Club, by Kim Hyun Sook with Ryan Estrada, illustrated by Ko Hyung-Ju Busan-based wife-and-husband team Kim and Estrada mine […]

Five More to Go: Cho Nam-Joo’s KIM JIYOUNG, BORN 1982
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Five More to Go: Cho Nam-Joo’s KIM JIYOUNG, BORN 1982

This regular feature gives Booklist contributing reviewer Terry Hong the opportunity to shout about a recently published book she adored. She’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title. ★ Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982, by Cho Nam-Joo and translated by Jamie Chang Cho’s narrative is part bildungsroman and part Wikipedia entry. […]

Five More to Go: Kim Sagwa’s B, BOOK, AND ME
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Five More to Go: Kim Sagwa’s B, BOOK, AND ME

This regular feature gives Booklist contributing reviewer Terry Hong the opportunity to shout about a recently published book she adored. She’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title. ★ b, Book, and Me, by Kim Sagwa and translated by Sunhee Jeong Although this book is set in a coastal suburb […]

In Celebration of Women in Translation Month: Asian Women Authors — Part II
By August 30, 2019 0 Comments Read More →

In Celebration of Women in Translation Month: Asian Women Authors — Part II

This is the second of a two-part series. Click here for Part I. Last week, we shared a baker’s dozen of titles by Asian women writers, made accessible by dedicated, invaluable translators who continuously, miraculously enable anglophone readers in discovering, enjoying, and sharing books from around the world. My constantly regenerating, overflowing gratitude to translators […]

In Celebration of Women in Translation Month: Asian Women Authors — Part I
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In Celebration of Women in Translation Month: Asian Women Authors — Part I

This is the first of a two-part series. Part II will publish on Friday, August 30, 2019. Before I can name even a single author or title, I must express my constantly regenerating, overflowing gratitude to translators who enable readers anywhere and everywhere to literally experience the world on the page. That global access grows […]

Five More to Go: Sok-yong Hwang’s AT DUSK

Five More to Go: Sok-yong Hwang’s AT DUSK

This regular feature gives Booklist critics the opportunity to shout about a recently published book they adored. They’ll tell us why we should read it, then provide five read-alikes for the title. ★ At Dusk, by Sok-yong Hwang and translated by Sora Kim-Russell In just over a year, three Sok-yong Hwang titles—Familiar Things (2018), Princess […]

10 Diverse Debut Story Collections
By November 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

10 Diverse Debut Story Collections

Short-story collection The Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri’s first published book, won the Pulitzer Prize. Phil Klay’s debut collection, Redeployment, got him the National Book Award. Even Tom Hanks got in on the short story game with his debut book, Uncommon Type, out last month.  Right now, eyes are on NBA finalist Carmen Maria Machado […]

13 Terrifying Tales of Diverse Hauntings
By October 24, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

13 Terrifying Tales of Diverse Hauntings

It’s the time of the year to be scared witless—and by choice, egads! Gluttons for fear, unite and brace yourselves for the following 13 diverse hauntings, linked to their Booklist reviews when available.   The Black Isle, by Sandi Tan The protagonist begins her life as Ling, the first-born twin in a well-to-do Shanghai clan. […]

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