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Fear and His Servant

Fear and His Servant

WORLD SERIES SERBIA

Oct. 2017

 

Price: £ 9,99

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The House of Remembering & Forgetting

The House of Remembering & Forgetting

WORLD SERIES SERBIA

Oct. 2017

 

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The Tragic Fate of Moritz Tóth

The Tragic Fate of Moritz Tóth

WORLD SERIES SERBIA

Oct. 2017

 

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Latest news

Prize Nomination

Prize Nomination

Life Begins on Friday longlisted for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation

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A New Prize for Literature in Translation

A New Prize for Literature in Translation

The EBRD launches a prize to support translated fiction

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The World Series!

The World Series!

The LA Review of Books on the World Series from Peter Owen and Istros

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Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize

Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize

Rawley Grau's translation of PANORAMA shortlisted for the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2017

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Serbian Auturmn

Serbian Auturmn

World Series Serbia, October 2017

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At Istros Books, we believe quality has no borders.

Istros Books was set up in 2011 in order to publish and promote literature in translation from SE Europe and the Balkans. In its short history, it has managed to prove itself at the forefront of discovering and promoting exciting new works, ranging from essays on the state of the EU by Slavoj Žižek, to six winners of the EU Prize for Literature.

We are proud to continue our committment to bringing you fresh and exciting works of fiction and non-fiction in English translation. These include the joint titles published with Peter Owen in the World Series collection:  3 works of fiction in translation in 2 seasons a year from 1 focus country. 


Istros Books has brought a change to the publishing scene by highlighting a region that had until recently been terra incognita

Literature Across Frontiers


I hope this small and adventurous publisher brings out more.

Nick Lezard, The Guardian


Susan Curtis-Kojakovic’s pioneering independent list, Istros, which since 2011 has been publishing outstanding fiction from southeastern Europe and the Balkans. 

Eileen Battersby, Irish Times


...nourishment to readers hungry for the best new European fiction, and to those wondering where the new generation of post-Yugoslav novelists are.                     

Kapka Kassabova, The Guardian