Wednesday 28 January 2009
We were gratified to see a range of our authors listed in this fascinating and well-written series that The Guardian ran last week. Familiar names such as Hesse and Endo were there but also people like Machado de Assis (for Don Casmurro, unfortunately currently not in print) and Dacia Mariani (for Silent Duchess, ditto) but here are some unforgettable titles by Hermann Hesse, Shusaku Endo, Cesare Pavese and Cora Sandel which were all justly celebrated in the Guardian's definitive list – and they're all currently available: Narcissus and Goldmund, Silence,The Moon and The Bonfire and Alberta and Jacob
We have another review for one of the best biographies of last year, The Life of a Long Distance Writer, this time from The Independent. We are also pleased to be one of the first to announce that Alan Sillitoe has been put forward for the Nobel Prize by not only the author (Professor) Richard Bradford but some other leading English academics.