The Sultan of Byzantium

Selçuk Altun

October 2012 | £8.99 | $14.95 | 288pp

Fighting the Ottoman invaders in Constantinople in 1453, Emperor Constantine XI was killed, his body never found. Legend has it that he escaped in a Genoese ship, cheating certain death at the hands of the Turks and earning […]

The Whispering Muse

Sjón

May 2012 | £7.99 | $13.95 | 144pp

The year is 1949 and Valdimar Haraldsson, an eccentric Icelander with elevated ideas about the influence of fish consumption on Nordic civilisation, has had the singular good fortune to be invited to join a Danish merchant ship on […]

Sabra Zoo

Mischa Hiller

August 2011 | £7.99 | $13.95 | 240pp

WINNER OF THE 2011 COMMONWEALTH WRITER’S PRIZE FOR BEST FIRST BOOK Summer 1982: Beirut is under siege. Eighteen-year-old Ivan’s parents have just been evacuated from the city with other members of the Palestine Liberation Organisation. Ivan stays on, […]

Shape-shifter

Pauline Melville

August 2011 | £7.99 | 240pp

WINNER OF THE GUARDIAN FICTION PRIZE, THE COMMONWEALTH WRITERS’ PRIZE AND THE PEN/MACMILLAN SILVER PEN AWARD From Comrade Shakespeare McNab who enlists the help of La Diablesse to retrieve his faltering career at a Caribbean broadcasting station, to […]

From The Mouth of the Whale

Sjón

May 2011 | £8.99 | 272pp

The year is 1635. Iceland is a world darkened by superstition, poverty and cruelty. Men of science marvel over a unicorn’s horn, poor folk worship the Virgin in secret and both books and men are burnt. Jónas Pálmason, a […]

Zeina

Nawal El Saadawi

May 2011 | £8.99 | $14.95 | 256pp

Bodour, a distinguished literary critic, carries with her a dark secret. As a young university student, she fell in love with a political activist and gave birth to an illegitimate daughter, Zeina, whom she abandoned on the streets […]

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