Tag Archives: Peirene Press

Chasing the King of Hearts

Chasing the King of Hearts by Hannah Krall and translated by Philip Boehm is the latest in Peirene’s Turning Point series and described as a “remarkable true story of love and survival”. It is the story of Izolda, a Polish … Continue reading

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The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars

A little while ago, I went into the wonderful Book Hive in Norwich for a browse around. Upstairs by their front window, they had the most wonderful display of translated fiction, with books from Peirene, And Other Stories, Alma, Melville … Continue reading

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Mr Darwin’s Gardener

I’ve been taking a bit of a blogging break since the busyness of last month, but I wanted to get back into it with a review for Translation Thursday. Mr Darwin’s Gardener by Kristina Carlson and translated from the Finnish … Continue reading

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What Publishers Want

Here’s another write-up of a seminar from the Literary Translation Centre at the London Book Fair in April. Rather grandly entitled “What Publishers Want”, the panel was made up of Jane Lawson from Doubleday/Transworld, representing large commercial publishing; Chad Post … Continue reading

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Summer Reads 2013 – Beside the Sea

Having very much enjoyed last year’s event on Down the Rabbit Hole, I was looking forward to finding out what would be in Writers’ Centre Norwich’s Summer Reads programme this time around. The first translation-related event was on Wednesday, when … Continue reading

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Sea of Ink

Life and work have been getting rather in the way of reading lately, so it’s as well that Peirene Press kindly sent me their latest publication, Sea of Ink by Richard Weihe, translated by Jamie Bulloch for review. Although the … Continue reading

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