Now in its third year, the Best European Fiction series has become a mainstay in the literary landscape, each year featuring new voices from throughout Europe alongside more established names such as Hilary Mantel, Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Ingo Schulze, George Konrad, Victor Pelevin, and Enrique Vila-Matas.
For 2012, Aleksandar Hemon introduces a whole new cross-section of European fiction, and there are a few editorial changes as well. For the first time, the preface will be by an American—Nicole Krauss—and the stories, one per country/language, will be arranged within themes (love, art, war, the body), to facilitate book club and reading group discussions.[belgium: dutch], PATRICIA DE MARTELAERE, My Hand Is Exhausted [croatia] MAJA HRGOVIĆ, Zlatka [spain: galician], AGUSTIN FERNANDEZ PAZ, This Strange Lucidity [poland], JANUSZ RUDNICKI, The Sorrows of Idiot Augustus [ireland: irish], GABRIEL ROSENSTOCK, “. . . everything emptying into white” [hungary], ZSOFIA BAN, When There Were Only Animals [switzerland: rhaeto-romanic · german], ARNO CAMENISCH, Sez Ner [portugal], RUI ZINK, Tourist Destination [georgia], DAVID DEPHY, Before the End [ireland: english] DESMOND HOGAN, Kennedy [russia], DANILA DAVYDOV, The Telescope [czech republic], JIRI KRATOCHVIL, I, Loshad’ [estonia], ARMIN KOOMAGI, Logisticians Anonymous [slovakia], ROBERT GAL, Agnomia [france], MARIE DARRIEUSSECQ, Juergen the Perfect Son-in-Law [norway], BJARTE BREITEIG, Down There They Don’t Mourn [bosnia and herzegovina], MUHAREM BAZDULJ, Magic and Sarajevo [iceland], GERðUR KRISTNý, The Ice People [switzerland: french], NOELLE REVAZ, The Children [united kingdom: scotland], DONAL MCLAUGHLIN, enough to make your heart [netherlands], SANNEKE VAN HASSEL, Pearl [finland], MARITTA LINTUNEN, Passiontide [united kingdom: wales], DUNCAN BUSH, Bigamy [slovenia], BRANKO GRADISNIK, Memorinth [serbia], MARIJA KNEžEVIć, Without Fear of Change [liechtenstein], PATRICK BOLTSHAUSER, Tomorrow It’s Deggendorf [spain: catalan], PEP PUIG, Clara Bou [united kingdom: england], LEE ROURKE, Catastrophe [montenegro], ANDREJ NIKOLAIDIS, The Coming [switzerland: german], MICHAEL STAUFFER, The Woman with the Stocks [spain: castilian], SANTIAGO PAJARES, Today [ukraine], SERHIY ZHADAN, The Owners [germany], CLEMENS MEYER, The Case of M. [belgium: french], BERNARD QUIRINY, Rara Avis