Sunday, January 22, 2006

Independent's "Long-list" for Foreign Fiction
Fiction in translation is hard to find or even find out about, so I welcome the publication of the "long-list" for the Independent's Foreign Fiction Prize. I just hope that the people who buy for public libraries, and stock bookshops read the Independent, and that some of the influential TV programmes like Newsnight Review and Richard & Judy might spare even a few minutes to introduce people to the books that the rest of the world is reading.