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Vilnius Poker

by Ricardas Gavelis & Elizabeth Novickas Open Letter (September 01, 2013)

The "turning point in Lithuanian literature," Vilnius Poker is, according to Green Apple Books, the "best Lithuanian Zombie Novel ever."

My First Suicide

by Jerzy Pilch & David Frick Open Letter (May 15, 2012)

Ten connected stories about life in Poland that straddle the line between intimate revelation and drunken confession.

High Tide

by Inga Abele & Kaija Straumanis Open Letter (September 28, 2013)

The story of a woman's life told in reverse, this is the first Latvian novel to be published in America.

Baptism of Fire

The Witcher Saga #3

by Andrzej Sapkowski ORBIT (June 24, 2014)

The New York Times bestselling series that inspired the international hit video game: The Witcher

*Look out for Season of Storms in April 2018*

The Wizards Guild has been shattered by a coup and, in the uproar,...

Pushkin Hills

by Sergei Dovlatov Counterpoint (March 18, 2014)

An unsuccessful writer and an inveterate alcoholic, Boris Alikhanov has recently divorced his wife Tatyana, and he is running out of money. The prospect of a summer job as a tour guide at the Pushkin Hills Preserve...

Maya Pill

by German Sadulaev & Carol Apollonio Dalkey Archive Press (November 07, 2013)

German Sadulaev’s follow-up to his acclaimed I am a Chechen! is set in a twenty-first century Russia, phantasmagorical and violent. A bitingly funny twenty-first century satire, The Maya Pill is strange,...

New Watch

Night Watch #5

by Sergei Lukyanenko Harper Paperbacks (April 22, 2014)

Full of treachery and intrigue, the fifth volume in Sergei Lukyananko’s internationally bestselling Night Watch series—a mesmerizing blend of noir and urban fantasy, set in contemporary Moscow, that tells...

Last Watch

Night Watch #4

by Sergei Lukyanenko Hachette Books (January 27, 2009)

The fourth novel in the blockbuster series from one of Russia's most popular authors, Last Watch returns us to the hyper-imaginative world of Sergei Lukyanenko, where the endless battle between good and evil...

The Time of Contempt

by Andrzej Sapkowski ORBIT (August 27, 2013)

The New York Times bestselling series that inspired the international hit video game: The Witcher

*Look out for Season of Storms in April 2018*

Geralt is a witcher: guardian of the innocent; protector of those...

Twilight Watch

Night Watch #3

by Sergei Lukyanenko Harper Paperbacks (February 18, 2014)

The third book in Sergei Lukyanenko's dark and thrilling Night Watch series—a visionary blend of urban fantasY and riveting thriller, set in contemporary Moscow

Night Watch and Day Watch revealed the "Others,"...

Day Watch

Night Watch #2

by Sergei Lukyanenko Harper Paperbacks (January 21, 2014)

The second book in the internationally bestselling Night Watch series—the powers of Darkness and the forces of Light grow closer to war.

Tor the past one thousand years, the two factions of the Others—an...

Night Watch

Night Watch #1

by Sergei Lukyanenko Harper Paperbacks (December 31, 2013)

They are the "Others," an ancient race of supernatural beings—magicians, shape-shifters, vampires, and healers—who live among us. Human born, they must choose a side to swear allegiance to—the Dark or...

Petroleum Venus: a novel

by Alexander Snegirev & Arch Tait Glas (February 12, 2013)

Based on personal experience, this is the tragicomic story of a single father of a 14-year-old son with Down syndrome

Daughter from the Dark

by Sergey and Marina Dyachenko Harper Voyager (February 11, 2020)

In this extraordinary stand-alone novel, the authors and translator of Vita Nostra—a "dark Harry Potter on steroids with a hefty dose of metaphysics" (award-winning author Aliette de Bodard)—return with...

A Grain of Truth

by Zygmunt Miloszewski & Antonia Lloyd-Jones Bitter Lemon Press (January 01, 2013)

Prosecutor Szacki’s investigation of a murder in a Polish town reveals the poisonous anti-Semitism that haunts all who live there.

The Attic

by Danilo Kis & John K. Cox Dalkey Archive Press (August 21, 2012)

The Attic explores the relationship of a young man, known only as Orpheus, to the art of writing; it also tracks his relationship with a colorful cast of characters.

Four Towers

by Efim Boone's Shmakov (February 21, 2013)

Four Towers is a thrilling tale of good versus evil. It is second and final book from the series called Zondon Alliance and the Order of Inquisition.

As Zondon was attacked over and over by the forces of evil,...

The Beggar and Other Stories

by Gaïto Gazdanov & Bryan Karetnyk Pushkin Press (April 05, 2018)

Translated for the first time, the best short stories by the 'modernist master' Gazdanov, author of The Spectre of Alexander Wolf

In a Paris underpass, dirty and dressed in rags, stands a silent beggar. In the...

Soviet Milk

by Nora Ikstena & Margita Gailitis Peirene Press (March 08, 2018)

The literary bestseller that took the Baltics by storm now published for the first time in English.

This novel considers the effects of Soviet rule on a single individual. The central character in the story tries...

Vita Nostra

by Sergey and Marina Dyachenko Harper Voyager (November 13, 2018)

“Vita Nostra” — a cross between Lev Grossman’s “The Magicians” and Elizabeth Kostova’s “The Historian” [...] is the anti-Harry Potter you didn’t know you wanted.” -- The Washington Post...


by Yevgeny Zamyatin Harper Voyager (September 15, 2015)

Before Brave New World . . .

Before 1984 . . . There was . . .


In the One State of the great Benefactor, there are no individuals, only numbers. Life is an ongoing process of mathematical precision, a perfectly...

The Same Night Awaits Us All

by Hristo Karastoyanov & Izidora Angel Open Letter (December 22, 2017)

Thirty years after being secretly executed by government agents, the remains of the great Bulgarian poet, Geo Milev, were found in a mass grave. The Same Night Awaits Us All reconstructs the final year and a...

Swallowing Mercury

by Wioletta Greg & Eliza Marciniak Transit Books (August 21, 2017)

While political change hums in the background, Wiola looks back on her youth in a close-knit agricultural community in 1980s Poland: the superstitions of the village women, rumored visits from the pope, the...


by Wojciech Nowicki & Jan Pytalski Open Letter (May 22, 2017)

Recipient of the Gdynia Literary Award, the appropriately titled Salki—a "salki" is an attic to store memorabilia—is a travel narrative focused as much on moving through time as space. As he travels from city...

The Golden Calf

by Ilya Ilf, Evgeny Petrov, Konstantin Gurevich & Helen Anderson Open Letter (December 15, 2009)

Ostap Bender, one of Russia's most beloved literary characters and an unrelenting con man, is trying to scam a scammer in The Golden Calf and swindle enough to be able to move to Rio. One of the funniest, and...

The Year of the Comet

by Sergei Lebedev & Antonina W. Bouis New Vessel Press (February 14, 2017)

"A clear poetic sensibility built to stand against the forces of erasure."—The Wall Street Journal

"Lebedev takes his place beside Solzhenitsyn and other great writers who have refused to abide by silence."—...

Walker on Water

by Kristiina Ehin & Ilmar Lehtpere The Unnamed Press (August 18, 2014)

A woman cultivates a knack for walking on water, but is undermined by her husband's brain, which he removes each night when he returns home from work; a couple overcomes the irksome mischief of the gods; a skeptical...

The Zone: A Prison Camp Guard's Story

by Sergei Dovlatov Counterpoint (February 01, 2012)

Written in Sergei Dovlatov’s unique voice and unmatched style, The Zone is a satirical novelization of Dovlatov’s time as a prison guard for the Soviet Army in the early 1960s. Snapshots of the prison are...

In the First Circle: The First Uncensored Edition

by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn Harper Perennial (January 03, 2012)

The thrilling cold war masterwork by the nobel prize winner, published in full for the first time

Moscow, Christmas Eve, 1949.The Soviet secret police intercept a call made to the American embassy by a Russian...


by Serhiy Zhadan, Reilly Costigan-Humes & Isaac Wheeler Deep Vellum Publishing (May 02, 2016)

Easy Rider meets Pedro Páramo in this darkly funny, fast-paced road novel that barrels through eastern Ukraine's ravaged industrial landscape.

Sixth Watch

by Sergei Lukyanenko Harper Paperbacks (August 30, 2016)

The final chapter in Sergei Lukyanenko's internationally bestselling Night Watch series—a revelatory urban fantasy set in contemporary Moscow.

They live among us. They fight among us. They’re the Others,...

Killing Auntie

by Andrzej Bursa & Wiesiek Powaga New Vessel Press (July 13, 2015)

A hilarious and provocative novel that's equal parts Dostoevsky and Woody Allen.

The Mountain and the Wall

by Alisa Ganieva, Carol Apollonio & Ronald Meyer Deep Vellum Publishing (June 08, 2015)

The literary debut of a promising young Russian author from an unknown country, a tale of politics and religion colliding

Calligraphy Lesson: The Collected Stories

by Mikhail Shishkin, Leo Shtutin, Marian Schwartz & Mariya Bashkatova et al. Deep Vellum Publishing (April 27, 2015)

The first short story collection by the greatest contemporary Russian writer, Mikhail Shishkin, spanning his entire writing career, 1993-2013.

The Suitcase: A Novel

by Sergei Dovlatov Counterpoint (April 01, 2011)

Sergei Dovlatov’s subtle, dark-edged humor and wry observations are in full force in The Suitcase as he examines eight objects—the items he brought with him in his luggage upon his emigration from the U.S.S.R....

Blood of Elves

The Witcher Saga #1

by Andrzej Sapkowski ORBIT (May 01, 2009)

The New York Times bestselling series that inspired the international hit video game: The Witcher.

*Look out for Season of Storms in April 2018*

For over a century, humans, dwarves, gnomes, and elves have lived...

The Last Wish: Introducing the Witcher

by Andrzej Sapkowski ORBIT (December 14, 2008)

The New York Times bestselling introduction to the Witcher series that inspired the Witcher video games.

Geralt is a witcher.

Yet he is no ordinary killer-for-hire.

His sole purpose: to destroy the monsters that...