Favourite Reads of 2018


Out of the 121 books I read this year, nine were outstanding: well-spent reading time. They are as follows:

  • The World Goes On Lászlo Krasznahorkai (Hungary), translated by John Batki, Ottilie Mulzet, and Georges Szirtes, Tuskar Rock Press, 2017.

  • Chronicle of the Murdered House Lúcio Cardoso (Brazil), translated by Margaret Jill Costa and Robin Patterson, Open Letter, 2016.

  • Homesick for Another World Ottessa Moshfegh, (USA), Jonathan Cape, 2017.

  • I am the Brother of XX Fleur Jaeggy (Switzerland), translated by Gini Alhadeff, New Directions, 2017.

  • Old Rendering Plant Wolfgang Hilbig (Germany), translated by Isabel Fargo Cole, Two Lines Press, 2017.

  • The Imperfectionists Tom Rachman (UK), Quercus, 2010.

  • Berta Island Javier Marías (Spain), translated by Margaret Jill Costa, Hamish Hamilton, 2018.

  • Belladonna Daša Drndić (Croatia), translated by Celia Hawkesworth, New Directions, 2017.

  • Flights Olga Tokarczuk (Poland), translated by Jennifer Croft, Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2017.