The Babel Guides

The Babel Guides are an expanding series of pocket reference works to what’s available in English from the literatures of the world for a non-specialist audience. Essential for public and academic libraries, students and general readers who want to expand their literary horizons.

General Info

A new series of illustrated guides to world fiction available in English translation. You can scan different literatures according to your own tastes.

Each guide has 100-odd original reviews of books by authors available in English, each review an enjoyable ‘trailer’ for the book with an excerpt as a taster.

At the back is a complete database of all fiction translated into English since 1948, with original titles, publication year, translators etc.


The Babel Anthologies

The babel anthology presents new writing from around the world. The french collection issue tba1 includes seven never-before translated authors from france, new translations of five classic writers and a whole section of contemporary british, nigerian and american writers. Other issues are in preparation. Contributions in English and other languages sought please follow the link above or click on the cover.

Comments on the Babel Guide series

“easy and enjoyable”
Times Literary Supplement

“intelligent, comprehensible and entertaining”
Library Review

“illuminating and detailed analysis”
The European Bookseller

“user-friendly and reader-tempting”
The Observer

“lap up this new series”
The Guardian
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