Fiction in Translation


Our Fiction in Translation Book Subscription includes a paperback novel posted out every month, for six months.

Fiction provides us with a window into the lives of others, and that is particularly true of translated fiction. In our increasingly connected world, we believe it’s more important than ever to read stories from different perspectives and places.

“Translation is not a matter of words only: it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture.”
– Anthony Burgess

Can I send this as a gift?

Yes, of course! Simply enter the recipient’s details in the Delivery Details section when you go through the checkout.

What will you send to the recipient?

We will send a card explaining the Subscription along with a Reading Questionnaire (for A Year of Books, Select Six and Three Months Subscriptions) with your gift message (if you’ve included one). They will then receive a beautifully wrapped book from us each month for the duration of their Subscription.

What if I want the card sent to me to gift to someone myself?

That’s not a problem at all, we can send everything to you. Just let us know in the Order Notes that it’s a gift and we’ll make a note of it.

What happens if you send a book that the recipient has already read?

If at any point during a Book Subscription we send a book that the recipient has already read, they need only get in touch with us and we will arrange a replacement.

When will the recipient get their first book?

We send out books for A Year of Books, Select Six and Three Months Subscriptions in the second week of the month and the third week of the month for Diverse Voices, Fiction in Translation, Environmental and Cookery Subscriptions.

Can Reading Questionnaires be completed online? 

Yes. The Adult Reading Questionnaire and Children’s Reading Questionnaire can be completed online.