Favorite Books in Translation (English)

By Nita Tyndall

By Nita Tyndall

Vita Nostra



Strange, beautiful physics-based fantasy translated from the Russian by Julia Meitov Hersey.

Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy, Book 1), 1

Cornelia Funke

$10.99 $10.11

One of my favorite children's books ever, absolutely magical and a fantastic translation by Althea Bell. Translated from the German.

The Vegetarian

Han Kang

$16.00 $14.72

A deliciously creepy novel about women's desire. Translated from the Korean by Deborah Smith.

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Olga Tokarczuk

$27.00 $24.84

Magical and suspenseful murder mystery. Translated from the Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones.

Maresi: The Red Abbey Chronicles Book 1

Maria Turtschaninoff


Absolutely fantastic feminist YA fantasy. Translated from the Swedish by A. A. Prime.

Real World

Natsuo Kirino


YA noir thriller set in Japan around four teenage girls. Translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel.

You Should Have Left

Daniel Kehlmann

$15.00 $13.80

An absolutely terrifying German thriller about a screenwriter. Translated from the German by Ross Benjamin.

The Memory Police

Yoko Ogawa

$25.95 $23.87

Another really great Orwell-esque thriller. Haven't read this one yet but I'm so excited to dive in. Translated from the Japanese by Stephen Snyder.