Tag Archives : Bookanista


Ayelet Gundar-Goshen (Israel)

  Ayelet Gundar-Goshen: The unseen Written by Mark Reynolds Bookanista Ayelet Gundar-Goshen’s debut novel One Night, Markovitch, published last year, is a funny, sensual and unshakably poetic reimagining of a true-life story in which an unremarkable man agrees an arranged marriage to a beautiful woman, then reneges on his promise of a quick divorce. In […]


Fatima Bhutto (Pakistan)

  Fatima Bhutto borders on empathy Written by Mark Reynolds Originally published on Bookanista Fatima Bhutto’s mesmerising and impassioned debut novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon focuses on the impossible but urgent choices facing five young people living in the tribal areas on the Pakistan border with Afghanistan, where communities are under constant threat […]


Gong Ji-young (Republic of Korea)

Gong Ji-young: Dictators’ daughters Written by Mark Reynolds Originally published on Bookanista Gong Ji-young is at the forefront of the new wave of women writers who rose to the top of the literary tree in Korea in the 1980s and ’90s. We meet a few months after the UK publication of Our Happy Time, her […]