Happy New Year! (and here’s to the books it will bring)

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Happy New Year, good readers!

(In case this is your first visit to our site: And Other Stories publishes contemporary fiction and our choice tends to be international and what has been called “shamelessly literary” (Guardian). Since starting publishing in September 2011, our books been finalists for awards including the Guardian First Book Award (Down the Rabbit Hole by Juan Pablo Villalobos), Man Booker Prize (Swimming Home by Deborah Levy), Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award (Black Vodka by Deborah Levy), Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction (Lightning Rods by Helen DeWitt) and a number of other prizes. Considering that most of our fiction is literature in translation and so not eligible for most awards although equally brilliant writing, we’re pretty happy.)

But enough resting on laurels, the new year is a time to look to great new books. What will you be reading? Well, hopefully some of our books among others!

It is going to be a very good year from our authors. A vintage year. We really feel that. And we have a new design coming.

We don’t publish much, but we believe each book is truly extraordinary. Click the links to find out more about each.

As we now do more than 6 per year, not all of these books go out to our subscribers – here’s the list of which books go to subscribers and when you have to subscribe to get it. Subscribe by 10th January to help make the masterpiece Nowhere People happen in English! (Our publisher Stefan Tobler reads a lot of Brazilian books and Paulo Scott is his hot tip of the young Brazilian writers.)

January 2014

Carlos Gamerro – The Islands  (North American publication; published in the UK in 2012)

Christoph Simon – Zbinden’s Progress   (North American publication; published in the UK in 2012)

March 2014

Benjamin Lytal – A Map of Tulsa

April 2014

Ivan Vladislavić  – The Restless Supermarket  

May 2014

Elvira Dones – Sworn Virgin

July 2014

Oleg Pavlov – The Matiushin Case

August 2014 (Publication date outside North America)

September 2014 (North American publication date)

Paulo Scott – Nowhere People

October 2014

Deborah Levy  – An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of Hell

(No web page yet – but it’s a new and definitive version of a 50 / 60 page dramatic poem. Bound to be a perfect Xmas or Valentine’s Day ’15 present!)

November 2014

Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel – By Night the Mountain Burns

December 2014

Yuri Herrera – Signs Preceding the End of the World

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