Women in Translation Month (2018) – From September to July…

One again this year, as part of my Women in Translation Month posts, I’m providing a handy list of links to all the reviews of women in translation since the end of last year’s event.  While it’s a little heavy on Japanese and Korean fiction, there are some choices from other countries, too (the books with *stars* are my top recommendations).  I wonder if there’s anything here that you’ve been thinking of trying – or that might have just grabbed your attention…


The Summer by Choi Eunyoung
The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness by Shin Kyung-sook
*North Station by Bae Suah*
The Girl Who Is Getting Married by Aoko Matsuda
Everything About Chess by Kim Keum-hee
Halloween by Chung Han-ah
*August by Christa Wolf*
*Der letzte Sommer (The Last Summer) by Ricarda Huch*
Tand (Trifles) by Jenny Erpenbeck
Pigafetta by Felicitas Hoppe
The Story of P.C. by Gu Byeong-mo
*The White Book by Han Kang*
Little Mouse’s Christmas by Riikka Jäntti


Companions by Christina Hesselholdt
City Folk and Country Folk by Sofia Khvoshchinskaya
Mikumari by Misumi Kubo
*Soviet Milk by Nora Ikstena*
Ms Ice Sandwich by Mieko Kawakami
*Flights by Olga Tokarczuk*
Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz
*Vernon Subutex One by Virginie Despentes*
The Dinner Guest by Gabriela Ybarra
*Mannequin by Ch’oe Yun*
A Biography of a Chance Miracle by Tanja Maljartschuk
*Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata*
*Seeing Red by Lina Meruane*
Vernon Subutex Two by Virginie Despentes

A nice collection of books to get stuck into, with more to come this month – and in the months ahead 🙂

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