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Farewell, Cowboy

Farewell, Cowboy

Croatian poet and author, Olja Savičević draws parallels between the Wild West and the South of Croatia.

APRIL 2015

Price: £ 9,99

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Exile

Exile

Winner of the EU Prize for Literature for Turkey in 2011, a hard-hitting collection of short stories by Ciler Ilhan

MARCH 2015

Price: £ 8,99

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The Great War

The Great War

An epic overview of WWI from a Balkan perspective

by Aleksandar Gatalica

Price: £ 10,99

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What Does Europe Want? The Union and its Discontents

What Does Europe Want? The Union and its Discontents

A collection of essays by Slavoj Žižek and Srećko Horvat. With an introduction by Alexis Tsipras
 

Price: £ 12,00

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Latest news

Will Firth shortlisted for major translation prize

Will Firth shortlisted for major translation prize

Will Firth's translation of the WW1 epic novel, The Great War, wins him a place on the shortlist for the Oxford-Weidenfled Prize

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Irish Times review My Father's Dreams

Irish Times review My Father's Dreams

Irish Times: Eileen Battersby reviews 'My Father's Dreams'

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Guardian Reivew of Farewell, Cowboy

Guardian Reivew of Farewell, Cowboy

A great new European voice has arrived....FAREWELL, COWBOY in The Guardian

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Farewell, Cowboy garners main review in Irish Times

Farewell, Cowboy garners main review in Irish Times

Literary Editor of the Irish Times calls this a '..a beauttiful, subversively appealing novel'

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April Events - London Book Fair

April Events - London Book Fair

A whole week of literary treats for readers of Istros' titles

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At Istros Books, we believe quality has no borders.

Istros Books is an independent publishing house that - in its short history - has managed to prove itself at the forefront of discovering and promoting literature from South East Europe. We are proud to have published the work of the leading philosopher, Slavoj Žižek, and of having no less than 5 EU Prize for Literature winners on our list. 

Having won successful grant bids from, among others, the European Union Culture Fund, English PEN and Arts Council England, we have built a secure platform for the best writers from the region to reach a new audience of English-speaking readers across the globe. With a focus on cutting-edge fiction and unique non-fiction titles in high-quality English translation, we continue to bring you the best in contemporary European literature.

 


''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


"...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


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