ELNet January 2016 Newsletter by Rosie Goldsmith

“The Best of the Best of the Best of the Best Books of 2015 List”
January 2016 Newsletter

By now, if you’re like me, you’ll be FTB – Fit to Burst – with festive fare; your email accounts will be groaning with all those red robin round-ups and newsletters from friends and families telling you what was best and worst about 2015. You’ll also have noticed a sparkling abundance of professional festive newsletters as well as endless ‘Best of Lists’ from publishers, bookshops and media: everyone is doing it these days and we at European Literature Network are no exception. How many lists have you read of the best cookery books, graphic novels, poetry, fiction, translated fiction, non-fiction, best-selling, worst-selling, turkeys (!) – and so on? Well, here at ELNetwork we don’t want to add to your indigestion so we thought we’d contribute with a bite-sized selection of the ‘Best of the Best of the Best of the Best’ book lists!

Do add your own suggestions if you have them. After all, we are a networking hub for you; we are a cosy fire for you to gather round to share and promote your favourite foreign stories – not just at New Year but every day of the year. So Happy 2016 everyone and please use our Network to share your 2016 publishing news, events, festivals, translations, reviews, films and podcasts.

Rosie’s bite-sized, diet pack of the Best of Best of Best of Lists 2015
BBC Radio 4 (starting with my alma mater of course!)
Open Book

World Literature Today



English PEN

English PEN

The Guardian

The Guardian

The Guardian

The Guardian

The Telegraph

The Independent

The Independent

The Irish Times

The Financial Times

The Bookseller

The New York Times

NYT Sunday


Literary Hub

Poet SJ Fowler’s Blog

London Review Bookshop


DATES FOR 2016 diaries

1 February – European Literature Network meeting, Europe House
8 March – Fashion and Fiction with Joanna Trollope, V&A
27 April – Euro Stars with A. L. Kennedy, Europe House
5 May – Fashion and Fiction with Sarah Dunant, V&A
11 May – European Literature Night, British Library

Send us your dates!

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