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Doppelgänger

Doppelgänger

Daša Drndić's short, biting novella of doubles

Oct. 2018

Price: £ 9,99

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Dogs & Others

Dogs & Others

The first novel of pioneering Serbian author, Biljana Jovanović, to be published in English

Nov. 2018

Price: £ 9,99

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Gaudeamus

Gaudeamus

This exuberant follow-up to Diary of a Short-Sighted Adolescent covers Eliade's university years

 

Price: £ 9,99

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Under Pressure on Kickstarter!

Under Pressure on Kickstarter!

We are launching a crowd-funding campaign this October

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Talking Eliade on Radio 4's Front Row

Talking Eliade on Radio 4's Front Row

On the occassion of the first English publicaiton of Gaudeamus

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Goran Vojnovic on BBC World Update

Goran Vojnovic on BBC World Update

Vojnovic talks about his post-war novel, Yugoslavia, My Fatherland

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The BookBlast® 10×10 Tour

The BookBlast® 10×10 Tour

THE BOOKBLAST® 10×10 TOUR
A CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING
11 SEPTEMBER – 15 NOVEMBER 2018

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Bryan Rennie on Gaudeamus

Bryan Rennie on Gaudeamus

Bryan Rennie, British historian of religions, introudces us to Elaide's second novel

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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