Here’s the Releases episode for the first couple of weeks of February, covering some very interesting books.

Here are the books I’m talking about that are coming out in the next couple of weeks (plus one from early January).

The SeaThe Sea, by Blai Bonet
Translated from the Catalan by Maruxa Relaño and Martha Tennant
Dalkey Archive Press
Publication Date: February 3, 2015

See the Dalkey Archive Press publicity page here.

Lies_First_Person-front_web_largeLies, First Person, by Gail Hareven
Translated from the Hebrew by Dalya Bilu
Open Letter Books
Publication Date: February 10, 2015

See the Open Letter Books publicity page here.

My DocumentsMy Documents, by Alejandro Zambra
Translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell
Publication Date: February 10, 2015

See the McSweeney’s publicity page here.

The LibrarianThe Librarian, by Mikhail Elizarov
Translated from the Russian by Andrew Bromfield
Pushkin Press
Publication Date: February 10, 2015

See the Pushkin Press publicity page here.

The Dark ShipsThe Dark Ships, by Sherko Fatah
Translated from the German by Martin Chalmers
Seagull Books
Publication Date:

See the Seagull Books publicity page here.

The Cold CentreThe Cold Centre, by Inka Parei
Translated from the German by Katy Derbyshire
Seagull Books
Publication Date: February 15, 2015

See the Seagull Book publicity page here.


HoneydewHoneydew, by Edith Pearlman
Little, Brown & Company
Publication Date: January 6, 2015 (already out!)

See the Little, Brown & Company publicity page here.

That’s it for now!

If you have read or read any of these books, please let me know! Send me an email or comment below — I’d love to share your thoughts on future episodes.


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By |2015-02-03T00:22:00-04:00February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Podcast|4 Comments


  1. Shelley February 3, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Slightly (or wholly) off-topic–I heard that this summer there will be a new (old) novel written by Harper Lee?

  2. Trevor Berrett February 3, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Yes, I saw that this morning, Shelley. What an exciting prospect! Also, a bit worrisome — how to meet those expectations?

  3. Lee Monks February 3, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Will there be another character based on Truman Capote in there? Hope so…

  4. winstonsdad February 4, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Must try a few from seagull not too easy to get hold of here probably have use amazon I’m in middle of few books in prep for March’s eastern European month finished closely observed trains tonight so be watching the film again .Now onto an old Ivan Klima

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