"[Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels] don't merely offer a teeming vision of working-class Naples, with its cobblers and professors, communists and mobbed-up businessmen, womanizing poets and downtrodden wives; they present one of modern fiction's richest portraits of a friendship."
—John Powers, Fresh Air, NPR
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    Three-Card Monte
    Marco Malvaldi, Howard Curtis (translator)
    A comedy, a beguiling mystery, and a vivacious portrait of small-town Italy all wrapped into one.

    Publication date: August 2014
    By My Hand: A Commissario Riccardi Mystery
    Maurizio de Giovanni, Antony Shugaar (translator)
    “De Giovanni has created one of the most interesting and well-drawn detectives in fiction, and this book is a real treat that should not be missed by crime lovers.”—The Daily Beast

    Publication date: August 2014
    The Papers of Tony Veitch
    William McIlvanney
    The second book in the Laidlaw Trilogy and winner of the CWA Silver Dagger Award.

    Publication date: September 2014
    Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay
    Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein (translator)
    In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, have become women.

    Publication date: September 2014
    The Guardian: Damon Galgut explores the repression and unreciprocated love that influenced the novelst E.M. Forster's most celebrated work

    Most writers battle with periods of being blocked; it's almost an occupational hazard. But in the writing of his last and greatest novel, A Passage to India, EM Forster got stuck for nine years. Now that is unusual. The book took him 11 years in total to complete, wh...
    Pen announces the 2014 Literary Award winners

    See the winners here.
    Jane Gardam's Op-ed in the New York Times

    SANDWICH, England — LAST Tuesday, on the front page of The Daily Telegraph of London, which I buy like thousands of other dementia-fearers because of the kindly crossword, I saw the face of a young woman at the General Synod at York with a bright teardrop sliding dow...
    ELEVEN DAYS by Stav Sherez has been short-listed for Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award

    Visit their website and vote!