REYoung’s Margarito and the Snowman chief among them: “Turbo-charged lunacy, first-class wordplay, and a dangerously unhinged comic style blasts this insanely incoherent performance into the realm of the essential.” You can read the full review of MATS and several other Dalkey books Read on! →
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“An existential thrill sets in, one I don’t remember feeling since, say, The Stranger or Nausea, both guiding lights during my late teens. The book then proceeds with a homespun philosophical interrogation of/tirade against death and the idea of it Read on! →
Set in the mid 1980s, Battersby’s debut follows a couple of years in the much disrupted life of Helen Stockton Defoe of Richmond, Virginia, a teenager who witnesses her mother’s shooting death on television. Unable to bear life with her Read on! →
“In building on the greats Tavares also strikes out in entirely new directions. He has little interest in simple, humble homage or deferential imitation: he goes his own way … creating a modern work, suited to (and reflecting) contemporary times.” Read Read on! →
“The editors had to cope with a dramatic change of perspective when the subject of Writing the Sky died suddenly while it was being written. What was intended as a celebration of an under- appreciated living writer turned overnight into Read on! →
“Mannequin is an impressively layered story that captures a variety of characters and voices exceptionally well. Dosing poignancy and sentimentality well, the novel manages to feel very real and grounded, despite all its fantastical invention and Jini’s often almost fairy-tale-like Read on! →
“The nirvana of what I do is to capture for an English-speaking reader, let’s hope, most of the aesthetic and intellectual charm, delight, and beauty of the original,” Woods said. “More, I can’t do.” Read the complete article, by Esther Read on! →
Literary critic Eileen Battersby’s first novel is psychologically astute. Read the full review at The Irish Times. Teethmarks on My Tongue is forthcoming from Dalkey Archive Press.
Like many postmodern Yugoslav novels, Jovanka Živanović’s slim debut, Fragile Travelers, mines magical realism in its shifts between, and merging of, reality and fantasy. Read the full review here. An interview with the author is also available on our site. Fragile Read on! →