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Belgium

The covers of the five books featured in the Watchlist
The Watchlist: September 2022
By Tobias Carroll
Tobias Carroll recommends new and exciting books in translation from Sudan, Belgium, Haiti, France, and South Korea.
Juan Manuel’s Shadow
By Robert Marcuse
I follow him everywhere and never lose sight of him; he rarely notices me.
Translated from Spanish by Cristina Lambert
Joyful, Painful, Surreal: Life As a Parent
By Karen M. Phillips
The intensity of the parent-child relationship, with its high emotional stakes, life-and-death responsibility, and inescapable physical proximity, makes for powerful stories.
“Her Entire Existence Was an Emergency”: Human Relationships in Flemish Literature
By Michele Hutchison
Flemish literature at its best is linguistically pyrotechnic, daring, and original.
From “Cinderella”
By Michael Bijnens
She needed the adrenaline to keep her upright.
Translated from Dutch by Brian Doyle