Are you planning a trip abroad this year?

If so, then this might be the perfect time to try our holiday fiction suggestion.

Read a book set in your holiday destination or by a native author.

Our World Fiction category is a perfect place to start, with picks of translated fiction from around the globe. Going to South Korea? then Hang Kang or Hwang Jung-eun could be your perfect choice. Or perhaps you are travelling to France? Then dust off Proust from your shelf, and if you are looking for someone contemporary, then maybe Mathias Enard.

Being in the landscape in which a book is set can really help you visualise the descriptive passages, not to mention, a book can be a source of translatable customs or culture which may enrich your experience. Don’t just take our word for it, go on give it a try!