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Quiet Flows the Una

Quiet Flows the Una

Debut novel from Faruk Šehić , winner of the EU Prize for Literature

MARCH 2016

Price: £ 9,99

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Diary of a Short-Sighted Adolescent

Diary of a Short-Sighted Adolescent

A seminal novel by the great Romanian writer, Mircea Eliade

APRIL 2016

Price: £ 9,99

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Yugoslavia, My Fatherland

Yugoslavia, My Fatherland

One of the most anticipated novels in the region now be available in English 

Price: £ 9,99

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What Does Europe Want?

What Does Europe Want?

Intro and interview with Alexis Tsipras. NOW MORE RELEVANT THAN EVER
 

Price: £ 12,00

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Latest news

Guardian review of QUIET FLOWS THE UNA

Guardian review of QUIET FLOWS THE UNA

Kapka Kassabova praises Bosnian author, Faruk Šehić for debut novel

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Nick Lezard reviews Eliade

Nick Lezard reviews Eliade

Diary of a Short-Sighted Adolescent - the Romanian Adrian Mole

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Publishing Mircea Eliade

Publishing Mircea Eliade

Christopher Moncrieff talks about Eliade's and the beautiful art of nostalgia on ISTROS CONVERSATIONS

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Vojnovic novel gets major revew

Vojnovic novel gets major revew

Eileen Battersby reviews 'Yugoslavia, My Fatherland' in IRISH TIMES

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The Great War nominated for INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN AWARD

The Great War nominated for INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN AWARD

The International Dublin Literary Award is one of the biggest prizes for fiction

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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 translaiton 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 join forces with Peter Owen Publishers in order to continue our committment to bringing you fresh and exciting works of fiction and non-fiction in flawless English translation. The new Istros Books imprint at Peter Owen will allow us to reach a wider audience both here in the UK and across the English-speaking world.


''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