Favorite Books in Translation (English)

By Nita Tyndall

By Nita Tyndall

Some of my favorite books translated into English.

Vita Nostra

Sergey Dyachenko

$26.99 $24.29

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


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

$15.00 $13.80

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 $24.30

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

Maresi: The Red Abbey Chronicles Book 1

Maria Turtschaninoff

$9.99 $9.19

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

Real World

Natsuo Kirino

$16.95 $15.59

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.

Hurricane Season

Fernanda Melchor

$22.95 $20.66

This one just came out and it's AMAZING. Murder mystery with many unreliable narrators following the death of a Witch. Translated from the Spanish by Sophie Hughes.

The Memory Police

Yoko Ogawa

$25.95 $23.36

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.