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translated books of 2019

10 Must-Read Translated Novels Coming in 2019

What a year 2018 was! A year of incredible literature in translation, and the year that Books and Bao was born. Our list of Best Translated Books of 2018 barley skated the surface of the incredible ocean of translated literature released last year, and this list of upcoming books we’re looking forward to in 2019 barely does either (although this Guardian...

Julian-Baggini How the World Thinks

Review: How the World Thinks by Julian Baggini

How the World Thinks | Written by Julian Baggini It is very easy for people to believe that their way of thinking is the right way. This can stretch from something as simple as a husband and wife debating the best time to eat dinner all the way to debating the existence of a god or gods, and to every subtle and complex concept and idea in-between. This belief in our...

best translated books of 2018

Books and Bao’s Best Translated Fiction of 2018

While 2018 has been a tumultuous year in many ways, it has been a glorious one for translated literature – with a mighty new novel by fan-favourite Haruki Murakami and Olga Tokarczuk winning the Man Booker International Prize, we have so much to celebrate.   Related: 5 Must-Read Asian and Asian American Fiction from 2018 We’ve done our best to condense our biggest...

Frankenstein Shelley Junji Ito

Review: Junji Ito’s Frankenstein

Frankenstein written by Junji Ito |Translated by Jocelyne Allen When it comes to adaptation, book-lovers often feel divided. Some welcome film adaptations; others don’t see the point. Some spend hours debating which is better. I am of the opinion that a book and a film are too far apart to be compared clearly and fairly. But graphic adaptations exist in the gap...

Apple and Knife Novel Indonesian Literature

Review: Apple and Knife by Intan Paramaditha

Written by: Intan Paramaditha | Translated by Stephen J Epstein Most of us know that every country and culture has its folk tales and fairy tales, and most of us know that these often horrific tales of punishment, death, revenge, and tragedy have been muted and twisted into happy stories by Disney, and in Japan’s recent children’s anime Yokai Watch. But how can we...