Guest Bookseller: #YourNextBook, Recommended by Jen Calleja
Way back in March when we were biking books around E8, some of our favourite writers and publishers stepped up as guest booksellers on Twitter, making recommendations for #YourNextBook based on something you'd recently read and loved. And now we're doing it again for Lockdown 2.
Jen Calleja (translator of The Pine Islands, among other titles; author of I'm Afraid That's All We've Got Time For and Goblins) joined us on Twitter to delve deep into indie publishing and translation on Friday 20 Nov, 2-3 pm – enjoy her selection of cutting-edge indie writing and translation!
All the great reads you shared are listed alphabetically by title, with the follow-up recommendations from Jen – plus her top picks for everyone to read!
You can browse the whole Guest Bookseller collection here.
Jen's Top Picks
Conundrum by Jan Morris
Strangers: Essays on the Human and Non-Human by Rebecca Tamás
My Father was a Man on Land and a Whale in the Water by Michelle Steinbeck, translated by Jen Calleja
Fatherhood by Caleb Klaces
The Boiled in-Between by Helen Marten
Marble by Amalie Smith, translated by Jennifer Russell
Translation as Transhumance by Mireille Gansel, translated by Ros Schwartz
The Governesses by Anne Serre, translated by Mark Hutchinson
Soft Fruit in the Sun by Oliver Zarandi
If you liked: Bluets by Maggie Nelson
Jen recommends: The White Book by Han Kang
Jen also recommends: Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde
If you liked: For Now by Eileen Myles
Jen recommends: Who We're Reading When We're Reading Murakami by David Karashima
If you liked: I'm Afraid That's All We've Got Time For by Jen Calleja
Jen recommends: The Doll's Alphabet by Camilla Grudova
Jen also recommends: You Will Never Be Forgotten by Maria South
If you liked: Large Animals by Jess Arndt
Jen recommends: This Paradise by Ruby Cowling
If you liked: Roberto Bolaño's novels
Jen recommends: Hurricane Season by Fernanda Melchor, translated by Sophie Hughes
Jen also recommends: The Taiga Syndrome by Cristina Rivera Garza, translated by Suzanne Jill Levine and Aviva Kana
If you liked: Self-Portrait by Celia Paul
Jen recommends: handiwork by Sara Baume
If you liked: There's No Such Thing As an Easy Job by Kikuko Tsumura, translated by Polly Barton
Jen recommends: The Employees by Olga Ravn, translated by Martin Aitken