Sunday, December 29, 2013

Challenge Complete: 2013 Translation

I love reading books in translation, thus I am very happy to have successfully completed the 2013 TRANSLATION CHALLENGE @ Curiosity Killed the Bookworm by reading twelve books translated into English.

German books were the most read:

In Matto's Realm by Friedrich Glauser
Lenz by Peter Schneider 
 A Runaway Horse by Martin Walser 
 The Sunday I Became World Champion by Friedrich Christian Delius 

followed by French:

Maigret Loses His Temper by Georges Simenon
The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon
 A Literary History of Greece by Robert Flaceliere

- and one each of Bengali, Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish, and Urdu:

Arogyaniketan by Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay (Bengali)
The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino (Japanese)
 Mysteries by Knut Hamsun (Norwegian)
The Man from Beijing by Henning Mankell (Swedish)
 The Last Musha'irah of Dehli by Mirza Farhatullah Baig (Urdu)

If there is any translation challenge in 2014, I'd love to take part in it.


  1. Neeru - I'm impressed with the variety of different kinds of books you've read. Well done on completing this challenge!

    1. Thanks Margot. Most of the books were very good.

  2. What an impressive selection of books! I have really enjoyed this challenge, it has been really interesting discovering literature from different countries.

  3. Thanks Ellie. This year most of my favourites have been Translations.

    A Happy New Year to you.