Book List: 15 Translated Fiction Reads for Autumn 2021

Hi and welcome to the reading world!

Today, I’m sharing another Book List! I’m excited to be sharing this list because it features translated fiction which I’ve been reading and loving even more lately. Today’s list are some translated fiction picks I think would be great reads this autumn (or anytime really, but I’m thinking about making this a regular seasonal feature on book lists).

This list is organized by books I’ve read, current reads, and a couple on my TBR! These are all also currently published, so with the concern over supply chain shortages for finding books these may be already available at your local indie bookstore or at your library!

Please note this list will be updated with covers/links later next week!

Read and Recommend:

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, translated by Henning Koch

Anxious People by Fredrik Backman, translated by Neil Smith

Terminal Boredom by Izumi Suzuki, translated by Polly Barton, Sam Bett, David Boyd, Daniel Joseph, Aiko Masubuchi, Helen O’Horan

Kiki’s Delivery Service by Eiko Kadono, translated by Emily Balistieri

My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Kabi Nagata, translated by Jocelyne Allen

The Woman in the Purple Skirt by Natsuko Imamura, translated by Lucy North

Current Reads:

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, translated by Mattias Ripa, Blake Ferris, Anjali Singh

Igifu by Scholastique Mukasonga, translated by Jordan Stump

In the Company of Men by Véronique Tadjo, translated by the author and John Cullen

Vita Nostra by Marina and Sergey Dyachenko, translated by Julia Meitov Hersey


The Honjin Murders by Seishi Yokomizo, translated by Louise Heal Kawai

The Twilight Zone by Nona Fernández, translated by Natasha Wimmer

Elena Knows by Claudia Piñeiro, translated by Frances Riddle

In Memory of Memory by Maria Stepanova, translated by Sasha Dugdale

The Law of Lines by Hye-Young Pyun, translated by Sora Kim-Russell

What are some translated books you’d recommend? Feel free to let me know in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by!


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