2021 Reviews

This is a list of my 2021 reviews: click on the link to read the post 🙂
Reviews marked with asterisks are my recommendations each month.
Correct up to: 31/7/21

70) Violeta among the Stars by Dulce Maria Cardoso
69) Dead Girls by Selva Almada
68) Granta 155: The Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists 2, ed. Valerie Miles
67) Ramifications by Daniel Saldaña París
66) Rise of the Mythix by Anh Do
65) Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung
64) Meine Preise (My Prizes) by Thomas Bernhard
63) Terminal Boredom by Izumi Suzuki
62) *Winter in Sokcho by Elisa Shua Dusapin*
61) Wolf Girl 5 by Anh Do

60) What is Korean Literature? by Youngmin Kwon and Bruce Fulton
59) Kinship Novels of Early Modern Korea by Ksenia Chizhova
58) Almond by Won-Pyung Sohn
57) *Yesterday by Juan Emar*
56) A Musical Offering by Luis Sagasti
55) Leonard and Hungry Paul by Rónán Hession
54) Flummox: How to Make a Pet Monster 2 by Lili Wilkinson
53) The Union of Synchronised Swimmers by Cristina Sandu
52) The Woman Next Door by Kuniko Mukōda

51) Sky Dragon 2: Fly Free by Anh Do
50) The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enríquez
49) *Nostalgia by Mircea Cărtărescu*
48) Heaven by Mieko Kawakami
47) An Inventory of Losses by Judith Schalansky
46) When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamin Labatut
45) Pawcasso by Remy Lai
44) To the Warm Horizon by Choi jin-young
43) Things Remembered and Things Forgotten by Kyōko Nakajima
42) Painting Time by Maylis de Kerangal
41) The War of the Poor by Éric Vuillard
40) I Live in the Slums by Can Xue

39) Love in Five Acts by Daniela Krien
38) Jacob’s Room by Virginia Woolf
37) Summer Brother by Jaap Robben
36) At Night All Blood is Black by David Diop
35) Wretchedness by Andrzej Tichý
34) The Employees by Olga Ravn
33) Minor Detail by Adania Shibli
32) *Swallowed by Réjean Ducharme*
31) The Woman in Valencia by Annie Perreault

30) Tower by Bae Myung-hoon
29) Summer Light, and Then Comes the Night by Jón Kalman Stefánsson
Review and Translation Slam
28) Temple Alley Summer by Sachiko Kashiwaba
27) In Memory of Memory by Maria Stepanova
26) Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro
25) *An I-Novel by Minae Mizumura*
24) Touring the Land of the Dead by Maki Kashimada
23) Zabor or the Psalms by Kamel Daoud
22) Nordic Fauna by Andrea Lundgren

21) Gulliver’s Voyage to Phantomimia by Volter Kilpi
20) Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
19) Ein Held der inneren Sicherheit (A Hero of Internal Security) by F.C. Delius
18) Cabo de Gata by Eugen Ruge
17) Farabeuf by Salvador Elizondo
16) My Brilliant Life by Kim Ae-ran
15) The Korean Vernacular Story by Si Nae Park
14) Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature
13) *Barley Patch by Gerald Murnane*
12) The Faces by Tove Ditlevsen

January – January in Japan
11) Downfall and Other Stories / Days & Nights by Fumiko Hayashi
10) Black Rain by Masuji Ibuse
9) Gold Mask by Edogawa Rampo
8) Kiku’s Prayer by Shūsaku Endō
7) The Passenger: Japan
6) The Frolic of the Beasts by Yukio Mishima
5) *The Nobility of Failure by Ivan Morris*
4) Astral Season, Beastly Season by Tahi Saihate
3) The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Matsuo Bashō
2) The Doctor’s Wife by Sawako Ariyoshi
1) First Snow on Fuji by Yasunari Kawabata