For the past five years, this anthology has provoked reactions across the globe, exciting readers, critics, and publishers alike. Best European Fiction brings new names and new work to an international audience, at a time when the United States and Britain are seeing a dearth of translated texts. Providing readers with access to some of the world’s best contemporary writing, the collection is an annual reminder of the vitality of European literature.
As in past Best European Fiction volumes, special attention is paid to smaller countries, such as Georgia, Armenia, Slovenia, Latvia, and Estonia, whose literature is often overlooked in favor of the major languages.
With a preface by the internationally renowned writer, Enrique Vila-Matas, stories from established names such as Diego Marani, Vedrana Rudan, and Pedro Lenz, and authors making their English-language debuts, Best European Fiction 2015 takes its place among the major collections disseminating important voices throughout the English-speaking world.