The Little Book of Mindfulness
The Temporary Gentleman
A Life Worth Living: The Autobiography
Sane New World
If Ever You Go
The Examined Life
By Its Cover
In My Room
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.