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An interview with Kai Aareleid

KAI AARELEID (b. 1972, Tartu) is an Estonian writer, whose début novel, Russian Blood, was published in 2011 to wide acclaim. After her second novel, Burning Cities, was published in 2016 she was awarded the accolade Estonian Writer of the … Continue reading

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The Green Crow

Kristīne Ulberga is the Latvian novelist of our Baltic trilogy, and the author of The Green Crow, an award-winning contemporary novel written in a genuinely surrealist style. The story is narrated by a woman in a psychiatric hospital; her doctors and fellow … Continue reading

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Sigitas Parulskis

  The Lithuanian author describes the origins of his novel Darkness and Company.     ‘What, in truth, can literature do to remind us, to resurrect memories, to connect those memories with the feelings of human beings today, to revive … Continue reading

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Burning Cities

Secrets and lies in the Estonian City of Tartu. Kai Aareleid’s lyrical novel Burning Cities is about the disintegration of a family, set largely after the Second World War among the ruins of a town under Soviet occupation.     ‘There lies … Continue reading

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World Series Baltics

Peter Owen World Series Read the world – three books at a time   The next instalment of our critically acclaimed Peter Owen World Series shines a light on the best contemporary fiction out of the Baltic states.   Burning Cities by Kai Aareleid … Continue reading

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The House of Remembering and Forgetting – an introduction to the novel

  Introduction by Dejan Djokić   Filip David’s The House of Remembering and Forgetting, which in 2014 won the NIN prize (Serbia’s major literary award) for best novel of the year, is his first book to appear in English translation. … Continue reading

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