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Fairground Magician

Fairground Magician

Short stories from Serbian author, Jelena Lengold

Winner of the EUPrize for Literature 2011

Price: £ 8,99

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The Son

The Son

EU Prize winner for Literature 2011 for the Montenegrin writer, Andrej Nikolaidis

Price: £ 8,99

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Mission London website goes LIVE!

Mission London website goes LIVE!

Book club readers, fans and the curious can now find out more about the book and the film

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Serbian Evening of Literature and Music

Serbian Evening of Literature and Music

The first in a series of events at the EBRD: Window on the Balkans

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Sun Alley reviewed in the TLS

Sun Alley reviewed in the TLS

Costica Bradatan reviews Cecilia Stefanescu's magical novel

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The Guardian Paperback pick of the week

The Guardian Paperback pick of the week

Seven Terrors by Selvedin Avdic reviewed in The Guardian

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Mission London wins PEN TRANSLATES! grant

Mission London wins PEN TRANSLATES! grant

Best-selling Bulgarian comic novel, Mission London, wins PEN grant for English translation

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Istros Books is an independent publishing house that - in its short history - has managed to prove itself at the forefront of discovering and promoting new literature from South East Europe. 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 in translation.


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