By Nicole Krauss, Aleksandar Hemon
“Best ecu Fiction is a thrilling read.”—Time
Now in its 3rd yr, the Best eu Fiction sequence has develop into a mainstay within the literary panorama, every year that includes new voices from all through Europe along extra validated names equivalent to Hilary Mantel, Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Ingo Schulze, George Konrad, Victor Pelevin, and Enrique Vila-Matas.
For 2012, Aleksandar Hemon introduces an entire new cross-section of eu fiction, and there are a number of editorial alterations in addition. For the 1st time, the preface can be through an American—Nicole Krauss—and the tales, one consistent with country/language, could be prepared inside of subject matters (love, paintings, conflict, the body), to facilitate e-book membership and studying team discussions.
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