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In her first book to be translated into English, Christina Hesselholdt explores everyday life, the weight of the past and the difficulty of intimacy in a uniquely playful and experimental style. At once deeply comic and remarkably insightful, COMPANIONS is an exhilarating portrait of life in the twenty-first century.
By Brian Dillon
ESSAYISM is a personal, critical and polemical book about the genre, its history and its contemporary possibilities, itself an example of what it describes: an essay that is curious and digressive and at the same time held together by a personal voice and a polemical point.
FLIGHTS, which was awarded Poland's biggest literary prize in 2008, is a novel about travel in the twenty-first century and human anatomy. Olga Tokarczuk perfectly intertwines travel narratives and reflections on travel with observations on the body and on life and death
By Eula Biss
NOTES FROM NO MAN'S LAND: AMERICAN ESSAYS begins with a series of lynchings and ends with a series of apologies. Eula Biss explores race in America and her response to the topic is informed by the experiences chronicled in these essays.
As night falls over Vienna, Franz Ritter, an insomniac musicologist, takes to his sickbed with an unspecified illness and spends a restless night drifting between dreams and memories, revisiting the important chapters of his life as an Orientalist.
NOCILLA EXPERIENCE in the second volume in the celebrated Nocilla trilogy by Agustin Fernandez Mallo, which brought about an important shift in contemporary Spanish writing and paved the way for the birth of a new generation of authors, known as the 'Nocilla Generation'.
By Ed Atkins
One of the most widely celebrated artists of his generation, Atkins makes videos, draws and writes, exploiting and subverting the conventions of moving image and literature. A PRIMER FOR CADAVERS collects his fictions for the first time.