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Christopher Nicholson


"Winter" is quietly intelligent and compassionate, but what stands out most is that it is gorgeously, gorgeously written in prose so elegantly crafted that it becomes, paradoxically, almost invisible.” —The New York Times

Dario Fo

The Pope's Daughter

In his critically acclaimed first novel, Nobel laureate Dario Fo recounts the story of Renaissance Italy’s most powerful and immoral family and their favorite daughter, Lucrezia Borgia.

Chantel Acevedo

The Distant Marvels

“Here is a generous slice of Cuba’s national epic, delivered by a mesmerizing tale spinner.”—Madison Smartt Bell

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Across the Globe

Discover Europa’s titles & authors by continent

Europa Editions is dedicated to bridging cultural divides by introducing fresh international voices into the North American and British marketplaces. Explore our diverse catalog by region and take in what the world has to offer.

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Upcoming events

New York
February 10, 07:00pm
Join Muriel Barbery at Book Culture on Columbus for a reading and discussion of her new novel, The Life of Elves.
February 11, 07:00pm
Join the internationally bestselling author Muriel Barbery at BookCourt for a conversation with Michele Filgate about her new book The Life of Elves.
New York
February 12, 07:00pm
A conversation with bestselling author Muriel Barbery about her new book, The Life of Elves, at Albertine Books in French and English.
New York
February 22, 07:00pm
Join Fariba Hachtroudi at BookCulture on Columbus for a discussion of her new book, The Man Who Snapped His Fingers.

World Noir

  • Maurizio de Giovanni

    The Bastards of Pizzofalcone

    2016, pp. 288, $ 18.00
    A new series of hardboiled crime fiction set in contemporary Naples by the author of the internationally bestselling Commissario Ricciardi series.
  • Joe Flanagan

    Lesser Evils

    2016, pp. 416, $ 18.00
    In a reimagined 1957 Cape Cod, the mystifying murder of a local child brings us into a world of intrigue that culminates in a conclusion both surprising...
  • Maurizio de Giovanni

    The Bottom of Your Heart

    2015, pp. 408, $ 18.00
    In this new installment in the Commissario Ricciardi series, a renowned surgeon falls to his death from his office window setting off an investigation...
  • Piergiorgio Pulixi

    The Night of the Panthers

    2015, pp. 288, $ 17.00
    An action-packed thriller about dirty cops and ruthless drug cartels


  • PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize Longlist Announced

    Jennifer Tseng's debut novel MAYUMI AND THE SEA OF HAPPINESS is longlisted for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction.
  • Why Champagne?

    An excerpt from Amélie Nothomb's newest novel, Pétronille, is featured on Fiction Advocate.
  • Intern with Europa!

    Europa Editions is looking for individuals with a strong interest in the book industry and contemporary adult fiction to take part in an exciting, 5-month publishing internship.

Recent reviews

  • An orphan girl is left on the steps of a farmhouse late one snowy night. Raised in the French countryside by a loving family, she finds she has a strong, even magical, affinity with the natural world around her.
    — Booklist, Feb 1 2016
  • This French author's last novel, "The Elegance of the Hedgehog," was a surprise international best-seller. Her new book is the magical realist tale of two girls with special gifts...
    — Newsday, Jan 20 2016
  • In this dramatic and illuminating fictionalized biography of author Thomas Hardy (1840 – 1928), Christopher Nicholson recreates a period in which Hardy experiences his highest personal excitements and his most bitter disappointments.
    — Seeing the World Through Books, Jan 3 2016
  • "On a blue November dawn" in the 1920s, an old man with a stoop, a stick and a wire-haired terrier is walking in a "secluded, lonely place." The old man — he is 84 — is Thomas Hardy...
    — Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jan 2 2016
  • Nearly a decade ago, Muriel Barbery enchanted readers the world over with her novel The Elegance of the Hedgehog -- and she’s back with a still-more twee tale of two children brought together by their almost supernatural connections to music and the natural world.
    — Huffington Post, Dec 31 2015
  • Barbery follows up The Elegance of the Hedgehog, an international phenomenon, with a gauzy, glimmering fantasy that has also drawn worldwide acclaim. Cutting across a meadow, a little girl named Maria senses a presence and, as snow begins falling, is led into the forest...
    — Library Journal, Dec 31 2015
  • Christopher Nicholson’s elegiac, beautifully restrained novel, a meditation on aging, marriage and loss, fictionalizes a well-known period in Thomas Hardy’s life.
    — The New York Times, Dec 30 2015
  • A troubling, darkly funny, and creative examination of life and life after death. From the beginning, the reader knows that the author is not afraid to shock and approach the somber, grim topics we often avoid.
    — World Literature Today, Dec 22 2015