Many Civitellians are featured in this NY Times article giving us a “sneak preview of books coming out in 2019 from around the world.”
“Arturo’s Island” – The life of a boy from the isolated Neapolitan island of Procida is upended when his father brings home a young bride. By Elsa Morante. Translated from the Italian by Ann Goldstein (DG 2017). Available Feb. 19 from Liveright.
“Crossing” – Two friends leave their homes in communist Albania behind in search of new identities and lives in Italy. By Pajtim Statovci (soon to be Civitellian in 2020). Translated from the Finnish by David Hackston. Available April 2 from Pantheon.
“Mouthful of Birds” – A short story collection filled with unsettling tales from the author of “Fever Dream.”By Samanta Schweblin (CRF 2011). Translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell. Available Jan. 8 from Riverhead. Read our review.
“The Dragonfly Sea” – A young woman leaves her home on an island off the coast of Kenya for the Far East where she discovers friends, enemies and love.By Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor (CRF 2018). Available March 12 from Knopf.
“Rain” – Published in the aftermath of Mozambique’s civil war, this collection grapples with what’s been lost and the country’s future. By Mia Couto (CRF 2015). Translated from the Portuguese by Eric M. B. Becker. Available Feb. 19 from Biblioasis.
See all of the featured books, authors, and translators here.