Best European Fiction 2011

Best European Fiction 2011

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Overview

The launch of Dalkey's Best European Fiction series was nothing short of phenomenal, with wide-ranging coverage in international media such as Time magazine, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Financial Times, and the Guardian; glowing reviews and interviews in print and online magazines such as the Believer, Bookslut, Paste, and the Huffington Post; radio interviews with editor Aleksandar Hemon on NPR stations in the US and BBC Radio 3 and 4 in the UK; and a terrific response from booksellers, who made Best European Fiction 2010 an "Indie Next" pick and created table displays and special promotions throughout the US and UK. For 2011, Aleksandar Hemon is back as editor, along with a new preface by Colum McCann, and with a whole new cast of authors and stories, including work from countries not included in Best European Fiction 2010.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781564786005
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date: 11/22/2010
Series: Best European Fiction Series
Edition description: 2011 ed.
Pages: 511
Sales rank: 1,131,809
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Aleksandar Hemon is the author of "The Lazarus Project, "which was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and three books of short stories: "The Question of Bruno"; "Nowhere Man", which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and "Love and Obstacles". He was the recipient of a 2003 Guggenheim Fellowship and a "genius grant" from the MacArthur Foundation. He lives in Chicago.

COLUM MCCANN is the internationally bestselling author of six novels, including the National Book Awardwinning Let the Great World Spin and TransAtlantic, as well as two critically acclaimed story collections. His fiction has been published in thirty-five languages. He lives in New York City with his wife and their three chidren.

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Best European Fiction 2011 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
revslick on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If you ever want to expand your literary experience of short stories then you can't go wrong with one of the books in this series; however, I would recommend the 2010 over the 2011. This edition has the best stories placed at the beginning with a lot of crap located near the end. One author from Denmark was so bad that I actually felt something come up in my throat. With that said here are my favorites in the 2011 edition: P. 7 Hilary Mantel has a wonderful EDA story from the inside out.p. 40 Merce Ibarz is a young girl's coming of age storyp. 107 Teodorvici recants a tale of a boys and some geese so well I could picture every single detailp. 121 Goncalo Tavares from Portugal has a series of short, short stories that could be framed. Masterpieces each one. My favorite begins with this line "Sadness was so prevalent that people were paid to smile."p. 270 Eiriksdottir writes a story where she relates her father's abandonment to holes in people created by a selfish gene.This marks the turning point because after this story to the end there are some real woofers.
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