Jon Fosse wins the 2023 Nobel Prize in Literature for his innovative plays and prose which give voice to the unsayable
The Norwegian writer and a favorite of OVID Jon Fosse has won the 2023 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his innovative plays and prose which give voice to the unsayable.” Among many of Fosse's works, we at OVIDBLOGS love his A New Name: Septology VI-VII and recommed this hypnotic prose to readers over the world.
A compelling novel that explores the complexities of modern-day love and marriage in contemporary Russia. With richly drawn characters and a vivid sense of place, "Bride & Groom" offers a fresh and captivating perspective on the joys and struggles of relationships in today's world.
"A Man's Place" by Annie Ernaux is a powerful memoir that explores the complex relationship between a father and daughter. Widely regarded as a classic of French literature, the book offers a deeply affecting portrait of family relationships and the impact that working-class values and patriarchal society have on them. Ernaux's spare and direct writing…
Jonathan Escoffery, Kathryn Harlan, Dionne Irving, Yiyun Li, and Laura Warrell make up the short list of finalists for the 2023 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
To celebrate Women's History Month and to recognize great contributions to the world of literature, OVID recommends 5 novels written by female writers. From an intimate story about the mother to the tumulus love story set in remote Dagestan, there is something for everyone in this recommendation.
The Centaur is a modern retelling of the legend of Chiron, the noblest and wisest of the centaurs, who, painfully wounded yet unable to die, gave up his immortality on behalf of Prometheus.
Longlisted for the 2023 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, Fiona McFarlane's blazingly brilliant, The Sun Walks Down, tells the story of a boy lost in colonial Australia. Told in many ways and by many voices, this novel radiates with love, art, and the unbearable divine. A visionary tale; mythic, vivid, and bright with meaning.
Saul Bellow's finest book, this National Book Award for Fiction winner presents a multifaceted portrait of a modern-day hero, a man struggling with the complexity of existence and longing for redemption. Herzog is a novel that is both deeply philosophical and highly engaging.
The novel that roils with emotion and unflinching inhumanity, painting the Spanish countryside in bloodshed, eroticism, and an unshakeable feeling of grief.
From fiction to social commentary, OVID brings you the best of Scandinavian literature in the 20th and 21st centuries.
The Use of Man is a beautifully written and deeply moving novel, filled with stark poetry and immeasurable sadness. It is considered to be one of the greatest books of the 20th century.
Set against a backdrop of uncertainty and mystery, this complex examination of the human heart in its most vulnerable and incapacitated state is Mesa Selimovic's finest work.
The masterpiece of Polish literature that explores themes of identity, belonging, and tradition through the journey of Jakub.