Tag Archives: Mathias Enard

One way of viewing the world: ‘Compass’ by Mathias Enard

I wonder if in future years, ‘Compass’ will appeal to those in search of obscure book challenges.  The novel is set over one insomniac night; instead of chapters, we are given timings, starting (after a prelude) at 11.10pm and tracking … Continue reading

Posted in Man Booker International Prize 2017, Mathias Enard, Reading in translation | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

The Man Booker International Prize Shortlist

In 2015, ‘The Vegetarian‘ by Han Kang (translated by Deborah Smith) was one of my top reads of the year.  In 2016, it was rightly awarded the (newly reorganised) Man Booker International Prize.  In honour of those judges getting it … Continue reading

Posted in Book Lists, Man Booker International Prize 2017, Reading in translation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments