Well, I hope you’re all prepared to get reading and discussing some wonderful books; because today is launch day for Fitzcarraldo Editions Fortnight, a reading event co-hosted by Lizzy at Lizzy’s Literary Life and myself here on the Ramblings! As mentioned in our original announcement, we both have plenty of beautiful Fitzcarraldos on our TBR piles, and so a dedicated fortnight seems the ideal way to get reading some of them, as well as exploring the beautiful and intriguing titles Fitzcarraldo publish.

Based in London, this independent publisher was founded in 2014 and has released a steady stream of rather marvellous books. Their paperback editions, designed by Ray O’Meara with French flaps and colour coded covers, are readily identifiable in shops (which is always a good thing!) and look striking when shelved or piled together – for example, here is *my* Fitzcarraldo collection!

The publisher states that its intention is to “focus on ambitious, imaginative and innovative writing, both in translation and in the English language” and it’s certainly been my experience that the books I’ve read from them fulfil that criteria.

I’m sure many of you have read or are reading Fitzcarraldos, so please share any comments and links below, on this opening post. Lizzy will be featuring some posts on translators, and I will be mostly sharing thoughts on books I’ve read. We look forward to as many of  you as possible joining in with us and sharing the love of Fitzcarraldo Editions – a really exciting and innovative publisher! 😀