Anthea Bell (trans.)

Himmler’s Cook

By Anthea Bell (trans.) - By Franz-Olivier Giesbert - Published 2015

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Literary

Celebrated chef and restaurateur, Rose, begins this memoir of her life, and the 20th century, with a letter of informing her of a ...Read Review

West

By Anthea Bell (trans.) - By Julia Franck - Published 2014

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This novel is mostly set in a West Berlin transit hostel in the late 1970s. The inmates, a motley group, have sought asylum ...Read Review

Back to Back

By Anthea Bell (trans.) - By Julia Franck - Published 2013

Genres:

Literary

The German Democratic Republic (East Germany) in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and brother and sister Thomas and Ella are growing up ...Read Review

In Times of Fading Light

By Anthea Bell (trans.) - By Eugen Ruge - Published 2013

Genres:

LiterarySaga

Eugen Ruge’s newly translated literary novel lets us experience the political upheaval of a German family, interspersed with somewhat sarcastic reflections on ...Read Review

After Midnight

By Anthea Bell (trans.) - By Irmgard Keun - Published 2011

Genres:

Literary

“A writer who is afraid is no true writer,” say the bohemian characters in Irmgard Keun’s 1937 novel, though the words could’ve ...Read Review

The Calligrapher’s Secret

By Anthea Bell (trans.) - By Rafik Schami - Published 2010Published 2011

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LiterarySaga

Noura is a woman who is educated by her scholarly father in mid-20th century Damascus, Syria.  However, that spirit of curiosity and ...Read Review

The Blind Side of the Heart

By Anthea Bell (trans.) - By Julia Franck - Published 2009

Genres:

Literary

Eastern Germany at the end of the Second World War. The story starts with a young boy, Peter, being abandoned by his mother ...Read Review