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Take a journey through time and across continents with our handpicked selection of the best fiction in translation. As you browse what’s on offer, explore cities as diverse as Buenos Aires, Naples and Algiers on shelves boasting a range of genres, from thriller to comedy to historical saga.

I would really like to offer something for everyone, no matter your tastes. If there is anything you’d like to see or something in particular you would like me to source for you please get in touch.

This website is a journey of exploration for me too as I discover new authors , cultures and moments in history. I would love you to join me!

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Introducing our first guest reviewer

Here at Other Words Books I'm pleased to announce our first ever guest reviewer. [INSERT DRUMROLL HERE] Many thanks to Adam who kindly agreed to read and review Charlie Chaplin's Last Dance, a novel loosely based around Chaplin's early career and the birth of the...

Recent Book Reviews

After The Sun

After The Sun

Winner of the 2019 Nordic Council Literature Prize, the Michael Strunge Prize, the Montana Prize for Fiction, the Blixen Literary Award and now...

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Elena Knows

Elena Knows

Longlisted for the International Booker Prize 2022, Claudia Piñeiro's 2007 novel was translated into English in 2021 by Frances Riddle and published...

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The Adventures of China Iron

The Adventures of China Iron

Shortlisted for the International Booker Prize, “China Iron” showcases a remarkably fresh vision of life on the 19th-century pampas. “The earth...

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Phenotypes

Phenotypes

"A profound, coruscating exploration of brotherly love and conflict, marked by race, racism, colourism, family dynamics, class culture social...

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Kaya Days

Kaya Days

In 1999 Kaya, a popular Mauritian Seggae musician organised a free concert for the decriminalisation of cannabis. The event was peaceful and though...

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FEM

FEM

In this modern classic of global feminist literature, the only novel by one of Romania's most heralded poets, styled as a long letter addressed to...

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