NOTA BENES

  • Tamim Al-Barghouti In Jerusalem and Other Poems Trans. Radwa Ashour Interlink Books A Palestinian-Egyptian poet whose readings have drawn crowds by the thousands and filled the screens of Ta...
  • David Bergen Stranger The Overlook Press Canadian writer David Bergen’s Stranger follows a Guatemalan woman who carves a path to the United States through a hostile...
  • Summer nota benes
    Diane Glancy The Collector of Bodies: Concern for Syria and the Middle East Resource A volume that can be read as an expansion of The World Is One Place (see bel...
  • Nota Benes March 2017
    Alfred H. Mendes: Short Stories, Articles and Letters Ed. Michèle Levy The University of the West Indies Press This volume provides a crucial glimpse into the literary development of one of T...
  • January 2017 nota benes
    Best European Fiction 2017 Ed. Nathaniel Davis Dalkey Archive Press Prefaced by an explanatory essay by Eileen Battersby, Best European Fiction 2017 offers readers a one-stop tour of...
  • Nota benes books from the November 2016 issue
    Marjorie Agosín The White Islands / Las Islas Blancas Trans. Jacqueline Nanfito Swan Isle Press  This bilingual edition of verse is a triumph of the imagination as Chilean-born Marjorie Agosí...
  • September Nota Benes
    João Almino Enigmas of Spring Trans. Rhett McNeil Dalkey Archive Press Enigmas of Spring follows a young Brazilian man’s journey from his home to Spain where his restlessness and lac...
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    Aharon Appelfeld Adam and Thomas Trans. Jeffrey M. Green. Illus. Philippe Dumas Seven Stories Press Two nine-year-old Jewish boys survive alone in the forest during the harsh last winter of W...
  • 1000 Lashes
    Raif Badawi 1,000 Lashes: Because I Say What I Think Trans. Ahmed Danny Ramadan Greystone Books Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, winner of the 2015 PEN Pinter International Writer of Courage Award,...
  • Nota Benes, January 2016
    Pedro Carmona-Alvarez The Weather Changed, Summer Came and So On Diane Oatley, tr. Seagull Books This tragic novel follows the traumas and joys of a family torn apart by the death o...
  • Nota Benes November 2015
    The Distant Marvels Chantel Acevedo Europa Editions  Steeped in the history and culture of Cuba, this novel is a story within a story. Set in 1963, during the danger of Hurri...
  • Nota Benes, September 2015
    Learning Cyrillic David Albahari. Ellen Elias-Bursac, tr. Dalkey Archive David Albahari’s collection of twenty short stories detailing the experience of living as an immigran...
  • Be the First to Like This Colin Waters, ed.  Vagabond Voices An eclectic collection of the zany and wonderful, Be the First to Like This explores the diverse array o...
  • Nota Benes
    Kei Erni Aladjai. Nurhayat Indriyatno Mohamed, tr. Dalang The lives of two people from opposing backgrounds on the Indonesian island of Kei intertwine during the vi...
  • Asi Hablo Penelope
    A Country in Mind Saskia Beudel UWA Publishing The Australian Outback is depicted with such gorgeous language in Beudel’s book that it almost feels as though you’re seeing it...
  • Selected Stories Kjell Askildsen. Seán Kinsella, tr. Dalkey Archive Press Kjell Askildsen’s short-story collection is propelled by his masterful...
  • Encyclopaedia of Good Reasons
    At the Time of Partition Moniza Alvi Bloodaxe Books  Award-winning British author Moniza Alvi calls upon her family history in this book-length...
  • As Flies to Whatless Boys
    As Flies to Whatless Boys Robert Antoni Akashic Books A visionary engineer with a utopian goal, John Adolphus Etzler enlists a handful of London citizens to establish a colle...
  • Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of the East in Russian Fairy Tales
    Baba Yaga: The Wild Witch of the East in Russian Fairy Tales Sibelan Forrester, intro. and tr. University Press of Mississippi This beautiful collection of twenty-nine illustrated fai...
  • The Frontier Within Abe Kōbō. Richard F. Calichman, tr. Columbia University Press Sometimes called “the Japanese Kafka,” Abe Kōbō is primarily known for the audience-dazzling...
  • Under the Hawthorn Tree Ai Mi. Anna Holmwood, tr. House of Anansi Press Ai Mi’s bittersweet love story perfectly intertwines China’s politically volatile Cultural Revolution...
  • The Contract Killer Benny Andersen. Paul Russell Garrett, tr. Norvik Press The prolific Benny Andersen turns a failed private investigator into...

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