Best European Fiction 2011

Editor Aleksandar Hemon's selection for this year's edition of one of the most rewarding anthologies around includes writers as well-known as Hilary Mantel, author of the Man Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall, and as unfamiliarly dazzling as Lucian Dan Teodorovici (Romania), Anita Konkka (Finland), and Olga Tokarczuk (Poland). With contributions from 37 countries, and a preface by Colum McCann.

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