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Gabriel Chevallier

A rediscovered – and controversial – classic of war literature

The Silent Cry

Kenzaburo Oe

Japanese Nobel laureate Kenzaburo Oe's most important novel

Stabat Mater

Tiziano Scarpa

In early eighteenth-century Venice an orphan girl discovers life and independence in the music of Vivaldi

Memoirs Of A Porcupine

Alain Mabanckou

Outlandish, surreal and enjoyable, Mabanckou brings his unique sense of humour to magic realism


Michel Houellebecq

'The mischief-making enfant terrible of new-wave French fiction' Independent

Broken Glass

Alain Mabanckou

From the winner of the Grand Prix de la Littérature 2012


Denis Robert

Robert's book is aptly a brief, intense experience that can be read in the time it takes for an afternoon liaison

Beer in the Snooker Club

Waguih Ghali

Known and loved by readers and writers since first publication, now back in print as a Serpent's Tail Classic

The Piano Teacher

Elfriede Jelinek

Elfriede Jelinek's most famous novel is an explicit, shocking exploration of sex and fantasy

Seconds Out

Martin Kohan

English translation debut of a major contemporary South American author

The Book of Disquiet

Fernando Pessoa

A prize-winning international classic, first published in English by Serpent's Tail in 1993, now with a new introduction by William Boyd

The Witness

Juan José Saer

The most important Argentinean writer since Borges


Elfriede Jelinek

Greed has considerable energy and force. Its moral urgency is beyond doubt.


Manuel Vázquez Montalbán

Pepe Carvalho is a phlegmatic investigator. His greatest concern is with his stomach, but when not pursuing delicacies, he can unravel the most tangle…

The Man of My Life

Manuel Vázquez Montalbán

Pepe Carvalho returns to his beloved Barcelona for more fine dining, death and desire

The Shipyard

Juan Carlos Onetti

The Graham Greene of Uruguay… foreshadowing the work of Beckett and Camus

The Buenos Aires Quintet

Manuel Vázquez Montalbán

Montalban is a writer who is caustic about the powerful and tender towards the oppressed

The Last Flight of the Flamingo

Mia Couto

?To read Mia Couto is to encounter a peculiarly African sensibility, a writer of fluid, fragmentary narratives? New Statesman ?Mia Couto is a white ma…

Marks of Identity

Juan Goytisolo

A masterpiece which should whet the appetites of British readers for the rest of the trilogy

The Angst-Ridden Executive

Manuel Vázquez Montalbán

I cannot wait for other Pepe Carvalho titles to be published here

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