13 Best Translated Short Stories

List Updated May 2020

Bestselling Translated Short Stories in 2020


Best Short Stories of Dostoevsky

Best Short Stories of Dostoevsky
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Les Miserables (Signet Classics)

Les Miserables (Signet Classics)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Used Book in Good Condition

Weathered Blossom (Modern Korean Short Stories)

Weathered Blossom (Modern Korean Short Stories)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020

Short Stories in Japanese: New Penguin Parallel Text (Japanese Edition)

Short Stories in Japanese: New Penguin Parallel Text (Japanese Edition)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Penguin Books

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales / With an Introduction by Lemony Snicket

The Chronicles of Harris Burdick: Fourteen Amazing Authors Tell the Tales / With an Introduction by Lemony Snicket
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Houghton Mifflin

The Fir Tree

The Fir Tree
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Ten Speed Press

My Struggle: Book 5: Some Rain Must Fall

My Struggle: Book 5: Some Rain Must Fall
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Farrar Straus and Giroux

The End of Eddy: A Novel

The End of Eddy: A Novel
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020

Fever Dream: A Novel

Fever Dream: A Novel
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Riverhead Books

The Manuscript Found in Saragossa

The Manuscript Found in Saragossa
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Penguin Classics

Zama (New York Review Books Classics)

Zama (New York Review Books Classics)
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • New York Review of Books

The Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse

The Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Bantam

Frankenstein in Baghdad: A Novel

Frankenstein in Baghdad: A Novel
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020

Novel of 2020: Artemis Fowl - These Fairies Aren't from Bedtime Stories...

An article describing my personal favorite book of 2020, the 'Artemis Fowl' series.

Artemis believes that he knows the fairie's rules...but what happens when they stop playing by them? Well, this series goes above and beyond the impossible to prove that the faerie people are a force to be reckoned with. They have SWAT teams (Recon One) and stun guns (The Neutrino 2000 and 3000), as well as camouflage armor. They even have specialized cameras that fit into one's eye like a contact lens. Needless to say it seems they are better equipped than our own U.S Military force. When you think about it, it seems that Artemis has his work cut out for him.

At first, Artemis is presented as a twelve year old, criminal genius with a cruelty streak. He felt nothing when he kidnapped Holly at first, but as the series progresses he grows not just as a character but as a man. He grows up, if you will. By the 7th book in the series, Artemis is almost 20 years of age and has become friends with The People, assisting them as a consultant of sorts. He also takes down several villains of the faerie world, namely Opal Koboi, a megalomaniacal pixie who goes to great lengths to conquer The People, even going so far as to turn herself human to turn the humans against her own kind. Of course, her plan is thwarted, but that doesn't stop her from having a revenge streak a mile long. She constantly lies in wait, preparing for vengeance against Artemis Fowl and his companions. Each and every time she attempts to enact said revenge however, she ends up being brought down, thus proving that good always manages to conquer evil in the end...even though it seems that the good guy has his own bad side on occasion. After all, he did start out as a kidnapping, thieving little brat. Sometimes that little brat does shine through, especially when he uses witty remarks and that infamous 'vampire smile'.

In essence, this series takes what most people know about fantasy and tips it over, creating new approaches to science fiction and fantasy staples, making it into a series that certainly earns its place as my favorite novel of 2020.

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