Best European Fiction (Paperback)
February 2010 Indie Next List
“Dalkey Archive, one of the top publishers of books in translation, has published a new collection with the best short stories from 30 countries throughout Europe. The main aspect of this collection is that you want more! More books to be translated by authors who are extremely talented and known throughout Europe. This is one of the best general collections of short stories out there right now.”
— Nick Buzanski, Green Apple Books, San Francisco, CA
Historically, English-language readers have been great fans of European literature, and names like Franz Kafka, Gustave Flaubert, and Thomas Mann are so familiar we hardly think of them as foreign at all. What those writers brought to English-language literature was a wide variety of new ideas, styles, and ways of seeing the world. Yet times have changed, and how much do we even know about the richly diverse literature being written in Europe today? Best European Fiction 2010 is the inaugural installment of what will become an annual anthology of stories from across Europe. Edited by acclaimed Bosnian novelist and MacArthur "Genius-Award" winner Aleksandar Hemon, and with dozens of editorial, media, and programming partners in the U.S., UK, and Europe, the Best European Fiction series will be a window onto what's happening right now in literary scenes throughout Europe, where the next Kafka, Flaubert, or Mann is waiting to be discovered.