For just $30, your 2014 subscription to Two Lines Press will include 4 titles: 3 new single-author books, plus the first issue of our newly re-launched, newly re-designed, but-still-the-same-great-quality-you-have-come-to-expect journal of translation TWO LINES. That’s just $7.50 per title. There will also, most likely, be subscriber-only goodies popping up in your mailbox along the way . . .

The first 2014 title will be Running Through Beijing by the widely acclaimed, up-and-coming Chinese author Xu Zechen, translated by Eric Abrahamsen. The second will be Baboon by Danish author Naja Marie Aidt, winner of the 2008 Nordic Council Literature Prize, translated by Denise Newman. The third title will be Self-Portrait in Green by the acclaimed French writer Marie NDiaye. And your copy of TWO LINES will arrive in fall 2014.

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What they’ve said about our 2014 titles:

running-through-beijing-294-webRUNNING THROUGH BEIJING by Xu Zechen, translated by Eric Arbahamsen

The author is one of People’s Literature’s “Future 20” best Chinese writers under 41

“This novel’s style is sparse and direct, representing a divergence from traditional Chinese literature.” — National Endowment for the Arts

“Reflects on the scattergun entrepreneurialism and economic inequality of the new Beijing.” — The Financial Times

“His silent toiling has given voice to the equally silent social classes struggling on the boundaries of the country’s urban landscape.” — China Daily

 

 

Baboon-294BABOON by Naja Marie Aidt, translated by Denise Newman

Winner of the Nordic Council Literature Prize 2008

Anthologized in Best European Fiction, Words Without Borders, TWO LINES

“Overflowing with a mad passion, sudden rage, and quiet depression.” — Lars Bukdahl, Weekendavisen

“Aidt’s universe is unmistakable.” — Søren Vinterberg, Politiken

 

 

 

Self_Portrait_600-webSELF-PORTRAIT IN GREEN by Marie NDiaye, translated by Jordan Stump

Winner of the Prix Goncourt

Self-Portrait in Green is a sort of malicious reverie where the real mingles with the imagined, the living with the dead, the water with the land.” — The Express (Paris)

“NDiaye, who received France’s most prestigious literary prize . . . may be that nation’s most startling new literary voice.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

“[NDiaye] is increasingly—and justly—recognized as a major world writer.” — Rain Taxi Review of Books

 

 

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