Tuesday 1 January 2013

2013 Challenges

Here's how I'm faring with the challenges I've signed up for this year :)

Aussie Author Challenge - January 1st, 2013 - December 31st, 2013
- Tourist Level (read three books by two different Australian writers)

1) Seven Types of Amiguity by Elliot Perlman
2) The Timeless Land by Eleanor Dark
3) The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith by Thomas Keneally
4) Happy Valley by Patrick White
5) My Blood's Country by Fiona Capp

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2013 Longlist
1) Traveller of the Century by Andres Neuman
2) The Murder of Halland by Pia Juul 
3) Cold Sea Stories by Paweł Huelle
4) Dublinesque by Enrique Vila-Matas
5) The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
6) A Death in the Family by Karl Ove Knausgård
7) The Detour by Gerbrand Bakker
8) HHhH by Laurent Binet
9) Silent House by Orhan Pamuk
10) Trieste by Daša Drndić
11) Black Bazar by Alain Mabanckou
12) Bundu by Chris Barnard
13) In Praise of Hatred by Khaled Khalifa
14) The Fall of the Stone City by Ismail Kadare
15) The Last of the Vostyachs by Diego Marani
16) Satantango by László Krasznahorkai 

Japanese Literature Challenge 7 - June 1st, 2013 - January 31st, 2014
- Read a work of Japanese literature!
1) American Stories by Nagai Kafu
2) Sixty-Nine by Ryu Murakami
3) We, the Children of Cats by Tomoyuki Hoshino
4) Milky Way Railroad by Kenji Miyazawa
5) Snakes and Earrings by Hitomi Kanehara
6) The Name of the Flower by Kuniko Mukoda 
7) Lonely Hearts Killer by Tomoyuki Hoshino
8) From the Fatherland, with Love by Ryu Murakami 
9) The Nihon-ryōiki by Kyōkai
10) Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto (link is to 2009 review) 
11) Bullfight by Yasushi Inoue
12) Kusamakura by Natsume Soseki (link is to 2010 review)
13) Snow Country by Yasunari Kawabata (link is to 2011 review)
14) Shipwrecks by Akira Yoshimura
15) The Frontier Within by Kobo Abe
16) Modern Japanese Stories - An Anthology by Ivan Morris (ed.)
17) The Diving Pool by Yoko Ogawa
18) Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids by Kenzaburo Oe
19) hardboiled \ hard luck by Banana Yoshimoto
20) Deep River by Shusaku Endo
21) A True Novel by Minae Mizumura
22) Light and Dark by Natsume Soseki
23) Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

German Literature Month - November 2013
- Read a work of German-language literature!
1) Austerlitz by W.G. Sebald
2) Nichts als Gespenster (Nothing but Ghosts) by Judith Hermann
3) Holzfällen (Woodcutters) by Thomas Bernhard
4) Was bleibt (What Remains) by Christa Wolf
5) Wellen (Waves) by Eduard von Keyserling
6) Božena by Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
7) Wir Fliegen (We're Flying) by Peter Stamm
8) Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter (The Goalie's Fear at the Penalty Kick ) by Peter Handke
9) Professor Unrat (The Blue Angel) by Heinrich Mann
  - Part One, Part Two, Part Three
10) Leonardos Hände (Leonardo's Hands) by Alois Hotschnig