We are delighted to announce that from May 2023, Litfest’s International Fiction Book Club will discuss a modern classic every other month. The first three are:
15 May 2023
The True Deceiver by Tove Jansson (translated from Swedish by Thomas Teal, Sort Of Books)
17 July 2023
Fictions by Jorge Luis Borges (translated from Spanish by Andrew Hurley, Penguin)
18 September 2023
The House of the Star by Clarice Lispector (translated from the Portuguese by Benjamin Moser, Penguin)
All three books are currently available direct from the Litfest online bookshop. Every purchase supports our work.
In the intervening months we will continue to discuss contemporary translated fiction from all over the world. Our broad guidelines are that a book should have been first published in its original language within the last 10 years and ideally translated within the last five.
You can find out more about the Litfest International Book Club here — new members are always welcome!