The weekend after the Brexit vote we decided to create a podcast celebrating European fiction. We felt that the best way to move forward in uncertain times, was to embrace the cross-cultural creativity which underpins so much of the writing we love and champion in the shop. We also asked our listeners to contribute with their own favourite reading memories. We hope you're inspired to read the whole list. Spot the background seagulls!
Books mentioned in this episode:
All the Names by Jose Saramago, Transl. by Margaret Jull Costa
The Burnt-out Town of Miracles by Roy Jacobsen, Transl. by Don Bartlett
The Howling Miller by Aarto Paasilinna, Transl. by Will Hobson
Alone in Berlin by Hans Fallada, Transl. Michael Hoffman
Thinner than a Hair by Adnam Mahmutovic
Her Father’s Daughter by Marie Sizun, Transl. by Adriana Hunter
Arab Jazz by Karim Miské, Transl. by Sam Gordon
Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig, Transl. by Anthea Bell
Read about more of the extended Mr B family’s favourite European reads here.