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Book Review: Red April by Santiago Roncagliolo

Peruvian author uses crime genre to explore the effects of the struggle between the country's government and the Shining Path revolutionaries. Read More »

Book Review: The Informers by Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Colombian author's first novel translated into English explores forgotten effects of World War II on his nation. Read More »

Book Review: Dark Heart of the Night by Léonora Miano

Cameroon-born author explores fatalism in post-colonial Africa and the conflict between traditional and modern attitudes. Read More »

Book Review: The Ship of Fools by Cristina Peri Rossi

As is, The Ship of Fools hasn’t sunk, but rather is stuck in stagnant water. Read More »

Book Review: The Appointment by Herta Müller

Bleak internal monologue awaits English readers of most recently translated work of this year's Nobel Literature laureate. Read More »

Book Review: The Country Where No One Ever Dies by Ornela Vorpsi

Novel's well written vignettes of life in Communist Albania ultimately fall short of creating broad insight into its people. Read More »

Book Review: Rasskazy: New Fiction from a New Russia edited by Mikhail Iossel and Jeff Parker

Collection of post-Soviet Russian fiction reflects life in a new Russia and the influence of Russian literary heritage. Read More »

Book Review: The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist

Swedish author's thought-provoking dystopian novel asks how we assess an individual's contribution to society. Read More »