How kindness can transform a life – A review of Gail Honeyman’s novel “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine”

Isabella Kremer reviews Gail Honeyman’s debut novel Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (HarperCollins, 2017) for Literary Field Kaleidoscope. The novel won the Costa Debut Novel Award and three accolades at the British Book Awards (2018): Debut of the Year, Overall Winner and Marketing Campaign of the Year (it was indeed […] Read more

International Book Market Data, curtesy of Frankfurt Book Fair 2020

Frankfurt Book Fair created an online edition this year. Actually, they went back and forth in the run-up and gradually reduced the face-to-face or on-location parts before deciding to go completely online in these special times. While many people expressed their disappointment at this, I can’t actually imagine something as […] Read more

Review: “The Lesser Bohemians” by Eimear McBride – Things that do not belong together

Second novels are often a difficult transitional achievement. Our reviewer Taylor Hebert was disappointed by Eimar McBride’s The Lesser Bohemians. During a pandemic, it reminds us of the cultural world as it used to be but whether nostalgia coupled with laboured stylishness will help us through these times is questionable. Read more

Happy & Healthy Holidays

Happy Holidays! May the next year be less like this one… Here’s some inspiration for the holidays and beyond: The 2020 Advent Calendar of German indie publishers: www.instagram.com/wereadindie or:  www.readindie.wordpress.com/2020/12/03/der-adventskalender-der-unabhaengigen-verlage For German books in English translation, visit the fabulous and newly founded imprint V&Q Books (and check out their blog […] Read more

Winter in Sokcho – ein Interview mit dem deutschen Übersetzer Andreas Jandl

Bei meiner Vorbereitung für das Interview mit der Autorin Elisa Shua Dusapin und ihrer Übersetzerin ins Englische Aneesa Abbas Higgins für den Birmingham Lit Fest Presents… Podcast bin ich auch über die deutsche Übersetzung von Andreas Jandl, erschienen bei Blumenbar (Aufbau Verlag), gestoßen. (Den Artikel zum Podcast finden Sie hier: […] Read more

From Birmingham to Sokcho – a Conversation with Author Élisa Shua Dusapin and Translator Aneesa Abbas Higgins

On Thursday, 17 December 2020, the Birmingham Lit Fest Presents… Podcast will publish an episode about Elisa Shua Dusapin’s novel Winter in Sokcho. I had the great honour to interview the author and her English translator Aneesa Abbas Higgins for this podcast and I’m thrilled to share it with you […] Read more