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Featured titles

The Trap

The Trap

Two novellas by the Romanian Jewish writer, Ludovic Bruckstein

Sept. 2019

Price: £ 9,99

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Billiards at the Hotel Dobray

Billiards at the Hotel Dobray

Dušan Šarotar's intimate portrayal of his own family history

October 2019

 

Price: £ 10,99

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The End. And Again.

The End. And Again.

by Dino Bauk

Yugoslavia is dead, but the legacy lives on...

October 2019

Price: £ 9,99

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Latest news

BookBlast roundup

BookBlast roundup

BookBlasts® | Top 5 Reads for Independent Minds | Central & Eastern Europe

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Istros Quiz

Istros Quiz

Try your luck on the Istros Quiz and win our latest two titles!

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Cavlert Journal article

Cavlert Journal article

The Calvert Journal interviews Freddy Bruckstein about his father's work and the English publicaiton of The Trap

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Olja Savicevic at Edinburgh Book Festival

Olja Savicevic at Edinburgh Book Festival

One of the biggest literary festivals in the world welcomes the Croatian author

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Faruk Sehic in London

Faruk Sehic in London

 FARUK ŠEHIĆ TO TAKE PART IN LONDON EVENTS

June 7-9th 2019

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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 in English translation, including the joint titles published with Peter Owen as part of the World Series collection from Slovenia and Serbia.


I hope this small and adventurous publisher brings out more.

Nick Lezard, The Guardian


As Britian continues preparations to leave the European Union the work of Istros Books...becomes an ever-more vital link to the continent of Europe.

Irish Examiner


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

Literature Across Frontiers


Susan Curtis’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