A WRITER’S ROOM THEY SAID by Anuradha Roy

        In her 1929 essay, A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf famously expounded the necessity of writers having the literal and figurative space to write. Whilst her essay particularly skewers the limitations...

Introducing: THE RETURN by Dulce Maria Cardoso

      Today marks the UK publication of Dulce Maria Cardoso’s dazzling coming-of-age pocket masterpiece, The Return. Translated by Ángel Gurría Quintana, and based in part on the author’s own childhood experiences, The Return...

Lydie Salvayre discusses CRY, MOTHER SPAIN with Ben Faccini

      This week, we are delighted to be publishing Cry, Mother Spain, Lydie Salvayre’s prize-winning account of the life of her mother during the early months of the Spanish Civil War. Here, in this exclusive...

Introducing: CRY, MOTHER SPAIN by Lydie Salvayre

    Ahead of its publication on Thursday, we are delighted to give you an advance preview of Lydie Savayre’s Goncourt-winning masterpiece, Cry, Mother Spain, translated by Ben Faccini:   Aged fifteen, as Franco’s forces...

Philip Roughton wins the Oxford Weidenfeld Prize for THE HEART OF MAN

      We are thrilled to share the news that Philip Roughton’s translation of The Heart of Man by Jón Kalman Stefánsson is the winner of this year’s Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize, awarded at St...

Jean-Christophe Rufin is a hit with festival go-ers in Australia and New Zealand

      Jean-Christophe Rufin, author of The Santiago Pilgrimage, has spent the last week wowing the crowds (and by crowds, we mean really enormous ones) at the Auckland Writers’ Festival and the Sydney Writers’ Festival....

THE GREAT SWINDLE longlisted for the CWA International Dagger

      How many daggers can Pierre Lemaitre fit in his belt? It’s a reasonable question for an author who has already won the CWA International Dagger for both Alex and Camille. Now, his Prix Goncourt-winning...

THE HEART OF MAN shortlisted for the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize

      Philip Roughton’s translation of The Heart of Man, by Jón Kalman Stefánsson has been shortlisted for the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2016, the first time that the Prize will have been awarded since...

Sara Stridsberg elected to the Swedish Academy

      Hot on the heels of Andreï Makine and his election to the Académie Française in March this year, fellow MacLehose Press author (soon to be), Sara Stridsberg, has been elected to the...

Andrey Kurkov comes to London and takes over the airwaves

  “I thought that Soviet history was a hidden treasure because we were not taught correct and honest history, so everything that we were taught was false – which means that somewhere a real history...

NORWEGIAN WOOD is “the most absurd book on the list” and Non-Fiction Book of the Year 2016

      At the annual British Book Industry Awards on May 9th, the judges described Lars Mytting’s bestselling Scandinavian woodlore as “the most absurd book on the list” and “wonderfully eccentric”. Both of these...

Lies, illusions and crushing frustrations. Marie NDiaye and Jordan Stump on LADIVINE

    Marie NDiaye and Jordan Stump discuss their Man Booker International Prize – longlisted novel, Ladivine.   MARIE NDIAYE   What has it been like to be longlisted?   I feel honoured, since this...

A wave, a heartbeat and a cat called Walter. Maylis de Kerangal and Jessica Moore discuss MEND THE LIVING

      Maylis de Kerangal and Jessica Moore discuss Mend the Living with the Man Booker International Prize.   MAYLIS DE KERANGAL     What has it been like to be longlisted?   I was...

LADIVINE and MEND THE LIVING on Man Booker International Longlist

    We are delighted to share the news that Ladivine by Marie NDiaye, translated by Jordan Stump and Mend the Living by Maylis de Kerangal, translated by Jessica Moore, have both been longlisted for...

From a cemetery to immortality: Andreï Makine is elected to the Académie Française

    We are delighted to announce that Andreï Makine, author of Brief Loves that Live Forever and A Woman Loved, has been elected to the 5th seat of the Académie Française, becoming one of...

“Another kind of hero altogether”. Ingrid Carlberg on Raoul Wallenberg

      Ingrid Carlberg’s “richly detailed and thoroughly researched” biography of Second World War hero Raoul Wallenberg is already regarded as a definitive portrait of the great man. Here, she discusses her book, her...