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Independent Foreign Fiction Award

Short stories dominate the shortlist of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, suggesting that the resurgence of interest in short fiction could be a global phenomenon. Past winners of the prize include Milan Kundera and WG Sebald.

  • Strange Weather in Tokyo

    Strange Weather in Tokyo
    Hiromi Kawakami

    Paperback · 01 May 2014 · €10.99

    An award-winning novel from one of Japan's most exciting literary voices: a short, simple and touching story of an unlikely love that blossoms across generations, and between seasons

  • A Man In Love

    A Man In Love
    Karl Ove Knausgaard

    Paperback · 03 Oct 2013 · €11.99

    Deals with the experience of becoming a father, the mundane struggles of family life, ridiculously unsuccessful holidays, humiliating antenatal music classes, fights with quarrelsome neighbours, and the emotional strains of childrens' birthday parties, and pushing a pram around Stockholm when all you really want to do is write.

  • A Meal in Winter

    A Meal in Winter
    Hubert Mingarelli

    Hardback · 07 Nov 2013 · €17.95

    A miniature masterpiece, this is the sparse, stunning story of three SS officers who share a meal with their Jewish prisoner and face a chilling choice

  • Revenge

    Revenge
    Yoko Ogawa

    Paperback · 31 Jan 2013 · €15.20

    In the tradition of classical Japanese poetic collections, the stories in this title are linked through recurring images and motifs, as each story follows on from the one before while simultaneously introducing new characters and themes. Filled with images, the author provides you with a slice of life that is resplendent in its chaos.

  • Revenge

    Revenge
    Yoko Ogawa

    Paperback · 03 Jul 2014 · €10.99

    A woman goes into a bakery to buy a strawberry cream tart. The place is immaculate but there is no one serving so she waits. Another customer comes in. The woman tells the new arrival that she is buying her son a treat for his birthday. Every year she buys him his favourite cake; even though he died in an accident when he was six years old.

  • The Mussel Feast

    The Mussel Feast
    Birgit Vanderbeke

    Paperback · 01 Feb 2013 · €13.80

    The German book that has shaped an entire generation. A mother and her two teenage children sit at the dinner table. In the middle stands a large pot of cooked mussels. Why has the father not returned home? As the evening wears on, we glimpse the issues that are tearing this family apart.