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The 100 Best Novels in Translation

This list is drawn from "The 100 Best Novels in Translation" (Boyd Tonkin, 2018). According to Ian McEwan: "This is a brilliant and extremely useful guide, approachable on every level. Boyd Tonkin opens up infinite worlds of the imagination." Tonkin gives his preferred English translation for each title which should assist in finding an enjoyable version.
To make this list a more useful resource, I created the entire set of 101 icons from scratch, in order to include the preferred translator(s), so please try this challenge. CHECK an item if you have read ANY translation. The list is sorted alphabetically by title.
Note: The icons show a version of the work which uses the suggested translation. There are 101 items because the preferred translation of "Solaris" by Bill Johnston may prove elusive, whereas Kilmartin-Cox remains easy to find. Tonkin is a British literary critic, specialising in translated fiction, and an adviser to the International Booker Prize.
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Basti (Intizar Husain, Trans. Frances W. Pritchett)
Basti (Intizar Husain, Trans. Frances W. Pritchett)
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Berlin Alexanderplatz (Alfred Döblin, Trans. Michael Hoffman)
Berlin Alexanderplatz (Alfred Döblin, Trans. Michael Hoffman)
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The Betrothed (Alessandro Manzoni, Trans. Bruce Penman)
The Betrothed (Alessandro Manzoni, Trans. Bruce Penman)
4
The Black Book (Orhan Pamuk, Trans. Maureen Freely)
The Black Book (Orhan Pamuk, Trans. Maureen Freely)
5
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (Milan Kundera, Trans. Michael Henry Heim)
The Book of Laughter and Forgetting (Milan Kundera, Trans. Michael Henry Heim)
6
The Bridge of Beyond (Simone Schwarz-Bart, Trans. Barbara Bray)
The Bridge of Beyond (Simone Schwarz-Bart, Trans. Barbara Bray)
7
The Bridge on the Drina (Ivo Andrić, Trans. Lovett F. Edwards)
The Bridge on the Drina (Ivo Andrić, Trans. Lovett F. Edwards)
8
The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky, Tr. Pevear & Volokhonsky)
The Brothers Karamazov (Fyodor Dostoevsky, Tr. Pevear & Volokhonsky)
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9
Buru Quartet (Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Trans. Max Lane)
Buru Quartet (Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Trans. Max Lane)
10
The Cairo Trilogy (Naguib Mahfouz, Tr. Hutchins, Kenny Et Al.)
The Cairo Trilogy (Naguib Mahfouz, Tr. Hutchins, Kenny Et Al.)
11
Candide (Voltaire, Trans. Theo Cuffe)
Candide (Voltaire, Trans. Theo Cuffe)
12
Chéri/The Last of Chéri (Colette, Trans. Roger Senhouse)
Chéri/The Last of Chéri (Colette, Trans. Roger Senhouse)
13
Chronicle in Stone (Ismail Kadare, Trans. Arshi Pipa, David Bellos)
Chronicle in Stone (Ismail Kadare, Trans. Arshi Pipa, David Bellos)
14
Corinne, or Italy (Madame De Stael, Trans. Sylvia Raphael)
Corinne, or Italy (Madame De Stael, Trans. Sylvia Raphael)
15
Correction (Thomas Bernhard, Trans. Sophie Wilkins)
Correction (Thomas Bernhard, Trans. Sophie Wilkins)
16
The Crime of Father Amaro (Eça De Queirós, Trans. Margaret Jull Costa)
The Crime of Father Amaro (Eça De Queirós, Trans. Margaret Jull Costa)
17
Dead Souls (Nikolai Gogol, Trans. Donald Rayfield)
Dead Souls (Nikolai Gogol, Trans. Donald Rayfield)
18
The Death of Artemio Cruz (Carlos Fuentes, Trans. Alfred Macadam)
The Death of Artemio Cruz (Carlos Fuentes, Trans. Alfred Macadam)
19
A Dictionary of Maqiao (Han Shaogong, Trans. Julia Lovell)
A Dictionary of Maqiao (Han Shaogong, Trans. Julia Lovell)
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Dirty Snow (Georges Simenon, Tr. Marc Romano & Louise Varèse)
Dirty Snow (Georges Simenon, Tr. Marc Romano & Louise Varèse)
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21
Don Quixote (Miguel De Cervantes, Trans. Edith Grossman)
Don Quixote (Miguel De Cervantes, Trans. Edith Grossman)
22
The Duel (Anton Chekhov, Trans. Pevear & Volokhonsky)
The Duel (Anton Chekhov, Trans. Pevear & Volokhonsky)
23
The Emigrants (W.G. Sebald, Trans. Michael Hulse)
The Emigrants (W.G. Sebald, Trans. Michael Hulse)
24
Epitaph of a Small Winner (Machado De Assis, Trans. William L. Grossman)
Epitaph of a Small Winner (Machado De Assis, Trans. William L. Grossman)
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Fathers and Sons (Ivan Turgenev, Trans. Peter Carson)
Fathers and Sons (Ivan Turgenev, Trans. Peter Carson)
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The Feast of the Goat (Mario Vargas Llosa, Trans. Edith Grossman)
The Feast of the Goat (Mario Vargas Llosa, Trans. Edith Grossman)
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Fortress Besieged (Qian Zhongshu, Tr. Jeanne Kelly & Nathan Mao)
Fortress Besieged (Qian Zhongshu, Tr. Jeanne Kelly & Nathan Mao)
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The Foundation Pit (Andrey Platonov, Tr. R. Chandler & Olga Meerson)
The Foundation Pit (Andrey Platonov, Tr. R. Chandler & Olga Meerson)
29
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Giorgio Bassani, Trans. Jamie McKendrick)
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Giorgio Bassani, Trans. Jamie McKendrick)
30
The Gate (Natsume Sōseki, Trans. William F. Sibley)
The Gate (Natsume Sōseki, Trans. William F. Sibley)
31
Germinal (Émile Zola, Trans. Roger Pearson)
Germinal (Émile Zola, Trans. Roger Pearson)
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The Gift (Vladimir Nabokov Trans. Scammel & Nabokov)
The Gift (Vladimir Nabokov Trans. Scammel & Nabokov)
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33
The Good Soldier Švejk (Jaroslav Hašek, Trans. Cecil Parrott)
The Good Soldier Švejk (Jaroslav Hašek, Trans. Cecil Parrott)
34
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (Haruki Murakami, Trans. Alfred Birnbaum)
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (Haruki Murakami, Trans. Alfred Birnbaum)
35
A Hero of Our Time (Mikhail Lermontov, Trans. Natasha Randall)
A Hero of Our Time (Mikhail Lermontov, Trans. Natasha Randall)
36
The Hive (Camilo Jose Cela, Trans. J.M. Cohen)
The Hive (Camilo Jose Cela, Trans. J.M. Cohen)
37
Home and the World (Rabindranath Tagore, Trans. Sreejata Guha)
Home and the World (Rabindranath Tagore, Trans. Sreejata Guha)
38
Hopscotch (Julio Cortazar, Trans. Gregory Rabassa)
Hopscotch (Julio Cortazar, Trans. Gregory Rabassa)
39
Hunger (Knut Hamsun, Trans. Sverre Lyngstad)
Hunger (Knut Hamsun, Trans. Sverre Lyngstad)
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I Served the King of England (Bohumil Hrabal, Trans. Paul Wilson)
I Served the King of England (Bohumil Hrabal, Trans. Paul Wilson)
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