Found in Translation

Without translation, I would be limited to the borders of my own country. The translator is my most important ally. He introduces me to the world. -- Italo Calvino

We all know books can take us out of ourselves and transport us to new places. With the world of literature comprising so many voices and so many languages, the translator gives us the gift of bringing those places to us. Spanning classics of world literature to the latest smash hits from around the globe, we are excited to present a list of our favorite works in translation.

 

Fiction in translation

The Emissary Cover Image
By Yoko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani (Translated by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811227629
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Published: New Directions - April 24th, 2018

One Hundred Years of Solitude Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060883287
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - February 21st, 2006

The Quarter: Stories Cover Image
By Naguib Mahfouz, Roger Allen (Translator), Elif Shafak (Foreword by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780863563751
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Saqi Books - September 24th, 2019

Lean Against This Late Hour (Penguin Poets) Cover Image
By Garous Abdolmalekian, Idra Novey (Translated by), Ahmad Nadalizadeh (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143134930
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Penguin Books - April 14th, 2020

Poso Wells Cover Image
By Gabriela Alemán, Dick Cluster (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780872867550
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Published: City Lights Books - August 21st, 2018

A Devil Comes to Town Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781642860139
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Published: World Editions - May 7th, 2019

Autobiography of Death Cover Image
By Kim Hyesoon, Don Mee Choi (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811227346
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: New Directions - November 27th, 2018

The Barefoot Woman Cover Image
By Scholastique Mukasonga, Jordan Stump (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781939810045
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Archipelago - December 18th, 2018

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Tell Them of Battles, Kings, and Elephants Cover Image
By Mathias Énard, Charlotte Mandell (Translated by)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780811228947
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: New Directions - October 29th, 2019

The Nakano Thrift Shop: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781609453992
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Europa Editions - June 6th, 2017

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The Journey Cover Image
By Sergio Pitol, George Henson (Translator), Álvaro Enrigue (Introduction by)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781941920183
Availability: Special Order, May be Out of Print
Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - August 18th, 2015

Abigail Cover Image
By Magda Szabo, Len Rix (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781681374031
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Published: NYRB Classics - January 21st, 2020

Delta of Venus Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9780156029032
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Published: Mariner Books - February 2nd, 2004

The Perfect Nanny: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143132172
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Penguin Books - January 9th, 2018

The End of Eddy: A Novel Cover Image
By Édouard Louis, Michael Lucey (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250619273
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Published: Picador - November 19th, 2019

Welcome to America Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781642860412
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Published: World Editions - September 3rd, 2019

Optic Nerve Cover Image
By Maria Gainza, Thomas Bunstead (Translator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646220021
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Published: Catapult - April 21st, 2020

Blow-Up: And Other Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780394728810
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Published: Pantheon - February 12th, 1985

Lie With Me: A Novel Cover Image
By Philippe Besson, Molly Ringwald (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501197888
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Published: Scribner - April 7th, 2020

The Romantic Dogs: Poems Cover Image
By Roberto Bolaño, Laura Healy (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811218016
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: New Directions - November 17th, 2008

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The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609455651
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Europa Editions - January 7th, 2020

Breasts and Eggs Cover Image
By Mieko Kawakami, Sam Bett (Translator), David Boyd (Translator)
$27.00
ISBN: 9781609455873
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Published: Europa Editions - April 7th, 2020

A Girl Returned Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781609455286
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Published: Europa Editions - July 2nd, 2019

Little Culinary Triumphs Cover Image
By Pascale Pujol, Alison Anderson (Translator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781609454906
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Published: Europa Editions - December 4th, 2018

The Gringo Champion Cover Image
By Aura Xilonen, Andrea Rosenberg (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781609453657
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Published: Europa Editions - January 17th, 2017

Disoriental Cover Image
By Négar Djavadi, Tina Kover (Translator)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781609454517
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Europa Editions - April 17th, 2018

Lean Against This Late Hour (Penguin Poets) Cover Image
By Garous Abdolmalekian, Idra Novey (Translated by), Ahmad Nadalizadeh (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780143134930
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Penguin Books - April 14th, 2020

Autobiography of Death Cover Image
By Kim Hyesoon, Don Mee Choi (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780811227346
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: New Directions - November 27th, 2018

The Seventh Function of Language: A Novel Cover Image
By Laurent Binet, Sam Taylor (Translated by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250181688
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Picador - August 14th, 2018

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Little Eyes: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525541363
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 5th, 2020

The Magic Mountain (Vintage International) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780679772873
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Vintage - October 1st, 1996

Correction: A Novel (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400077601
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Vintage - March 9th, 2010

Wittgenstein's Nephew: A Novel (Vintage International) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781400077564
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Published: Vintage - October 13th, 2009

Woodcutters (Vintage International) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781400077595
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Published: Vintage - August 10th, 2010

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All My Cats Cover Image
By Bohumil Hrabal, Paul Wilson (Translated by)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780811228954
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Published: New Directions - November 26th, 2019

I Served the King of England (New Directions Classic) Cover Image
By Bohumil Hrabal, Paul Wilson (Translated by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811216876
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: New Directions - May 31st, 2007

Life with a Star (Jewish Lives) Cover Image
By Jiri Weil, Rita Klimova (Translated by), Philip Roth (Preface by), Roslyn Schloss (Translated by)
$21.95
ISBN: 9780810116856
Availability: Special Order, May be Out of Print
Published: Northwestern University Press - November 25th, 1998