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.