Kosovel and the Seven Dwarfs

Iztok Osojnik: Kosovel in sedem palčkov (2015, Slovenia)

A book of poetry that draws on all the worldly branches of knowledge, that, barring its ethos, refuses to limit its creative freedom, and takes wit as its central conceptual frame.

The Crystal World

J. G. Ballard: The Crystal World (1966, UK)

Ballard's dystopian journey through a glittering, astonishing world that crystallises upon being touched, whose beauty is deadly and monstrous yet simultaneously breathtaking.

City of Bohane

Kevin Barry: City of Bohane (

A futuristic-apocalyptic Western thriller, influenced by cinema, comics, and pop culture.

The Experiment

Myrto Azina Chronides: To peirama (2009, Cyprus)

The Experiment is an artful prose narrative evading the boundaries of genre: it is an experiment in story-telling.

Sleeping Disorders

Radka Denemarková: Spací vady (2012, Czech Republic)

A black comedy, involving Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath and Ivana T. in heaven discussing literature and what it means to be born a woman.

In the Land of Unbelievers

Jacek Dukaj: W kraju niewiernych (2000, Poland)

An anthology by a renowned Polish science fiction writer, containing eight stories set in a technologically advanced future where humankind wanders through the vastness of space.

On the Barren Hill above the Road

Goran Janković: Događaj na putu iznad brda (2013, Slovenia / Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Besides the themes of friendship, love, war, the relationship between the victim and the executioner, the novel’s theme was the desire for self-realization as a normal human being.

(In)Finite Models of the Short Story

Sanja Mihajlovik-Kostadinovska: (Bes)konechni modeli na raskazot (2018, Macedonia)

This dense, picturesque prose, which at times shades over into aphorism, offers an exciting view of a different kind of narrative that will doubtlessly stimulate readers’ imaginations.

From the Inside

Radoslav Parushev: Otvatre (2014, Bulgaria)

What do Osama Bin Laden, the Bulgarian revolutionary Vasil Levski and Radoslav Parushev have in common? All three of them are characters in Parushev’s novel From the Inside.

The Year of the Runaways

Sunjeev Sahota: The Year of the Runaways (2015, UK)

A novel by an English author that incisively documents the difficult position of Indian migrant workers in Great Britain.


Igiaba Scego: Adua (2015, Italy)

Sharply incisive, the details of Adua’s story blend into a near-cinematic narrative.

Construct Utd

Luna J. Šribar: Konstrukt, d. b. o. (2020, Slovenia)

Because of good based and skilfully derived literary construct we believe in the stories even when the logical and empirical borders between fantasy and reality are erased.

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