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.

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.

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.

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