Review

This new book captures the history and reality of the black experience in Russia and Europe

This new book captures the history and reality of the black experience in Russia and Europe

In Maria Reva’s Kafkaesque satire, puzzled occupants discover their Soviet tower block doesn’t exist

In Maria Reva’s Kafkaesque satire, puzzled occupants discover their Soviet tower block doesn’t exist

Timely and thought-provoking, this film reflects what it’s like to struggle with mental health and isolation

Timely and thought-provoking, this film reflects what it’s like to struggle with mental health and isolation

Armenia’s Narine Abgaryan weaves a story of transgenerational trauma amid the folds of fairytale prose

Armenia’s Narine Abgaryan weaves a story of transgenerational trauma amid the folds of fairytale prose

The Trap: Ludovic Bruckstein’s elegantly-observed novellas are a time capsule and warning about Romania’s lost multi-ethnic world

The Trap: Ludovic Bruckstein’s elegantly-observed novellas are a time capsule and warning about Romania’s lost multi-ethnic world

To The Lake: Kapka Kassabova’s book is a melancholic tale of boundaries and war in the Balkans

To The Lake: Kapka Kassabova’s book is a melancholic tale of boundaries and war in the Balkans

Can you ever truly know your mother? In the novel The Doll, Ismail Kadare thinks you can't

Can you ever truly know your mother? In the novel The Doll, Ismail Kadare thinks you can’t

Magda Szabó’s cult novel Abigail is an adventurous tale of teenage friendship in wartime Hungary 

Magda Szabó’s cult novel Abigail is an adventurous tale of teenage friendship in wartime Hungary 

Our 10 favourite books of 2019 will change how you see the world

Our 10 favourite books of 2019 will change how you see the world

Female predators and average dead fathers: a daring Slovak short story collection contemplates contemporary womanhood

Female predators and average dead fathers: a daring Slovak short story collection contemplates contemporary womanhood

Fright night: 8 horror films from the New East to watch this Halloween

Fright night: 8 horror films from the New East to watch this Halloween

‘I’m a stranger at home and nobody abroad’: in Of Strangers and Bees, Hamid Ismailov captures the ache of emigration 

‘I’m a stranger at home and nobody abroad’: in Of Strangers and Bees, Hamid Ismailov captures the ache of emigration 

Poland’s rising star of fiction conjures a consumerist dystopia that will make you laugh and cry

Poland’s rising star of fiction conjures a consumerist dystopia that will make you laugh and cry