Collections

Two Lines Press
  • Two Lines Press 2019

    $140

    For just $140, you’ll receive every single thing we published in 2019.

    This collection kicks off with Lord, our third title from effervescent João Gilberto Noll, “a master of prose, one of Brazil’s true literary icons” (Literary Hub), and Duanwad Pimwana’s charming, heartbreaking Bright, the first novel by a Thai woman to be published in the U.S. You’ll also receive Igiaba Scego’s peerless epic of immigration and sisterhood Beyond Babylon; Bjorn Rasmussen’s The Skin Is the Elastic Covering that Encases the Entire Body (accurately described by a bookseller as “innocence-obliterating”); This Tilting World, a memoir from French sensation Colette Fellous written in the wake of the 2015 terrorist attack in Sousse, Tunisia; and the August Prize-winning novel They Will Drown in Their Mothers’ Tears, in the words of John Freeman,“one of the first books to emerge out of our modern time to touch terrorism the way Vonnegut did war.” You’ll also receive the paperback edition of Lion Cross Point by Masatsugu Ono and issues 31 and 32 of Two Lines.

    Please note that this is not a subscription to Two Lines Press: if you want a subscription, go here.

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    The Complete #WITMonth Collection

    $85.00

    In honor of Women in Translation Month 2019, we’re offering a very special deal for those who wish to celebrate in the grandest way: by purchasing every single Two Lines Press book authored by a woman. That’s 10 books for $85! Reader, don’t hesitate. There’s simply no better time than now to commit yourself to a month, a year, a lifetime (!) of reading women in translation.

    The collection includes:

    Beyond Babylon by Igiaba Scego, translated from Italian by Aaron Robertson

    Bright by Duanwad Pimwana, translated from Thai by Mui Poopoksakul

    Mina by Kim Sagwa, translated from Korean by Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton

    A Working Woman by Elivra Navarro, translated from Spanish by Christina MacSweeney

    My Heart Hemmed In by Marie NDiaye, translated by Jordan Stump

    Trysting by Emmanuelle Pagano, translated from French by Jennifer Higgins and Sophie Lewis

    A Spare Life by Lidija Dimkovska, translated from Macedonian by Christina E. Kramer

    Self-Portrait in Green by Marie NDiaye, translated from French by Jordan Stump

     Baboon by Naja Marie Aidt, translated from Danish by Denise Newman

    All My Friends by Marie NDiaye, translated from French by Jordan Stump

  • Two Lines Press 2018

    $50.00

    For $50, you’ll receive everything we published in 2018! The 2018 collection starts with acclaimed Japanese author Masatsugu Ono’s first-ever novel to appear in English, the deeply affecting, cathartic Lion Cross Point. You will also get two more books by New York Times–acclaimed East German author Wolfgang Hilbig, The Tidings of the Trees and The Females. Plus Mina, the debut novel by Korean sensation Kim Sagwa! You also get two issues of the journal of translation Two Lines, always packed with new translations from all over the world.

    Note that this is not a subscription to Two Lines Press: if you want a subscription, go right here.

  • All NDiaye All the Time!

    $20

    Whether you’re a devoted reader of Marie NDiaye’s hypnotic, beguiling stories, or a newcomer who wants to find out what this French phenomenon is all about, this is the best way to make 2020 your summer of NDiaye. But don’t take our word for it—take the word of award-winning author Idra Novey, who says, “Marie NDiaye’s Self-Portrait in Green is phenomenal.” Or best-selling author Caite Dolan-Leach, who says, “My Heart Hemmed In thoroughly consumes the reader with its lovely, spooky language.” Or Flavorwire, which states, “If any contemporary European writer is on the verge of Ferrante-like recognition, it’s NDiaye.” Make this your summer of NDiaye! Make it All NDiaye All the Time!

  • Two Lines Press 2017

    $50.00

    For $50, you’ll receive six items. The 2017 collection starts with more of João Gilberto Noll—the Ishiguro-esque chase narrative Atlantic Hotel. Then you get My Heart Hemmed In, the novel many call the greatest book of Marie NDiaye’s career. It also includes the the latest novel by Spanish phenom Elvira Navarro and another book from our beloved East German Wolfgang Hilbig. Plus two issues of the journal of translation Two Lines, always packed with new translations from all over the world.

    Note that this is not a subscription to Two Lines Press: if you want a subscription, go right here.

  • Two Lines Press 2016 Collection

    $40.00

    For $40, the 2016 collection offers our first-ever translation from the Portuguese—João Gilberto Noll’s metaphysical mystery, Quiet Creature on the Corner, reminiscent of the cinema of David Lynch. It also includes the first-ever-translated novel by Macedonian author Lidija Dimkovska (who has published poetry with Copper Canyon Press and Ugly Duckling), and a French novel that’s Edouard Levé meets Marguerite Duras. Plus two issues of the journal of translation Two Lines, always packed with new translations from all over the world. International orders require an extra shipping fee.

  • Two Lines Press 2015 Collection

    $40.00

    For $40, the 2015 collection offers our first-ever translation from the Czech—an author compared to Kafka and Robert Walser, and a translation which received a PEN Translation Fund grant and was pronounced “masterful.” The author: Richard Weiner. The title: The Game for Real, the first book of his to ever appear in English. Plus Wolfgang Hilbig’s The Sleep of the Righteous, Toni Sala’s The Boys, and two issues of Two Lines packed with goodies.

  • Two Lines Press 2014 Collection

    $30.00

    For $30, the 2014 collection offers our first-ever translation from the Chinese, which editor and poet Jeffrey Yang says “masterfully conveys the unbearable lightness of being a young, broke delinquent Beijinger.” Plus, the first-ever book from Scandinavian star Naja Marie Aidt, winner of the 2008 Nordic Council Literature Prize. And we again feature the knockout combo of French phenom Marie NDiaye and her all-star translator Jordan Stump, this time for an absolutely crazy memoir featuring dead people, dreamlike encounters, and a spooky flood.

  • Two Lines Press 2013 Collection

    $36.00

    For $36 get our first-ever book collection! This includes All My Friends by Marie NDiaye, shortlisted for the French-American Foundation’s translation prize; as well as the 20th anniversary volume of our essential journal of translation, Two Lines; and The Fata Morgana Books, called by The New Yorker “Four nightmarish novellas . . . The writing is sinuous and propulsive; disturbing images are rendered with icy, swift precision.”