Founded in 2014, Fitzcarraldo Editions’s distinctive blue/white paperback originals with French flaps are gaining steady recognition in the literary world, winning the inaugural Republic of Consciousness Prize in 2017 with John Keene’s Counternarratives, and the 2018 Man Booker International Prize with Olga Tokarczuk’s Flights. In 2019 the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation was awarded to Annie Ernaux’s The Years.

When Karen at Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings noticed a profusion of Fitzcarraldos in her TBR, I took a look at mine. My stack is somewhat more modest, but nevertheless sufficient to keep me well read for a fortnight. Cue the birth of a Fitzcarraldo Editions Fortnight.

Diaries have been coordinated, and Karen and I will be reading and blogging our way through our Fitzcarraldo Editions stacks from 16-29 February 2020. All are welcome to join us. Will you?