The End of Days By Jenny Erpenbeck, translated by Susan Bernofsky (Portobello) What if a life unlived was lived, differently, several times? Erpenbec(...)

Schubert’s Winter Journey, by Ian Bostridge (Faber) Schubert’s haunting 24-song cycle, completed during the final months of his short life, has tested(...)

Mourn over the coffin before the mass funeral for 136 newly-identified victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre attended by tens of thousands of mourners in July. Photograph:Matej Divizna/Getty Images

History’s many cruel ironies show no mercy. Today marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Dayton agreement in Paris. The peace treaty marked(...)

Thomas Pakenham. Photograph: Eric Luke

Passion, greed and indefatigable obsession all appear at their most commendable in Thomas Pakenham’s lively account of a year in his life as a proven (...)

 Stefan Zweig and Josef Roth in Ostende, Belgium in 1936. Photograph:  Imagno/Getty Images

Joseph Roth was a literary maverick; an outsider, rootless and restless, the definitive witness to the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Dead a(...)

Set largely around modern Seoul, the action also includes excursions into a dense and vividly described countryside

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Chekhov would approve. The opening scene of Requiem for a Soldier takes place in a camp somewhere in the wind-lashed steppes. The weather is g(...)

He was once a small boy convinced he could fly if only he’d put his mind to it. It almost happened one day on the way home from school. “There was (...)

On the Ramblas: Josep Maria de Sagarra in Barcelona in 1950. Photograph: Francesc Català-Roca

It all begins with a man slowly coming back to consciousness: “His eyelids opened with an almost imperceptible click, as if they had been sealed shut (...)

German writerJenny Erpenbeck. Photograph:  Andree/ullstein bild via Getty

Readers and book stores everywhere will be excited by the 160-title strong announcement of the 2016 long list for the Dublin International Literary(...)