Holiday Gift Guide: A Book for Every Bibliophile

by  WLT

It’s the holiday season once again, and whether you’re shopping for Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Christmas, WLT has a new book for every reader on your list. 

The Poetry DealFor the Beatnik

Diane di Prima, The Poetry Deal 

(City Lights)


The Goddess of Small VictoriesFor the Big Bang Addict 

Yannick Grannec,The Goddess of Small Victories, Willard Wood, tr. 

(Other Press)


Who Is Martha?For the Birder

Marjana Gaponenko, Who Is Martha?, Arabella Spencer, tr. 

(New Vessel Press)


Texas: The Great TheftFor the Border Historian

Carmen Boullosa, Texas: The Great Theft, Samantha Schnee, tr. 

(Deep Vellum)


Macanudo #2For the Cartoon Lover 

Liniers, Macanudo #2, Mara Lethem, tr. 

(Enchanted Lion Books)


Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, SpyFor the Digital Obsessive

Gabriella Coleman, Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous 



Where To? A Hack MemoirFor the Driver

Dmitry Samarov, Where To? A Hack Memoir 

(Curbside Splendor)


The Descartes HighlandsFor the Existentialist 

Eric Gamalinda, The Descartes Highlands 

(Akashic Books)


Eduardo Halfon, Monastery, Lisa Dillman & Daniel Hahn, tr. 

(Bellevue Literary Press) 


The Penguin's SongFor the Exiled 

Hassan Daoud, The Penguin’s Song 

(City Lights)


SkandalonFor the Fame-Obsessed 

Julie Maroh, Skandalon, David Homel, tr. 

(Arsenal Pulp Press)


Tehran NoirFor the Hard-Boiled

Tehran Noir, Salar Abdoh, ed. 

(Akashic Books)


Tel Aviv Noir, Etgar Keret & Assaf Gavron, eds. (Akashic Books)


Lena Finkle's Magic Barrelor the Online Dater

Anya Ulinich, Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel 

(Penguin Books) 


The Brueghel MoonFor the Overly Analyzed 

Tamaz Chiladze, The Brueghel Moon, Maya Kiasashvili, tr. 

(Dalkey Archive Press)


On MaliceFor the Paranoid

Ken Babstock, On Malice 

(Coach House Books)


I Called Him NecktieFor the Self-Contained

Milena Michiko Flašar, I Called Him Necktie, Sheila Dickie, tr. 

(New Vessel Press)


21 Days of a NeurasthenicFor the Social Critic

Octave Mirbeau, 21 Days of a Neurasthenic, Justin Vicari, tr. 

(Dalkey Archive Press) 


How to Breathe Underwater: Field Reports For the Sustainability-Minded

Chris Turner, How to Breathe Underwater: Field Reports from an Age of Radical Change (Biblioasis)


The Man BetweenFor the Translator

The Man Between: Michael Henry Heim and a Life in Translation, Esther Allen, Sean Cotter, & Russell Scott Valentino, eds. 

(Open Letter)


The New TestamentFor the Truth-Teller 

Jericho Brown, The New Testament 

(Copper Canyon Press)


An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of HellFor the Workaday Weary

 Deborah Levy, An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell (And Other Stories)