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90 years in advance? That's a bit early, isn't it? :P

I'm going to throw an odd name out there: Svetlana Alexievich. With Gitta Sereny gone from my favourite "they have to give it to a non-fiction writer at some point" list, she's one of the remaining post-war journalists looking deeply at the nature of oppression and what it does to people in the long run. Plus, for those who think that matters, she's being hyped in Sweden right now with the release of her supposedly final book on the Soviet Union, Second Hand Time (which actually came out in Swedish before it was even available in Russian) as well as several re-releases.

And as long as we're talking about Europeans, what are the chances of Hilary Mantel showing up on any lists?

Vijaydan Detha and Eduardo Mendoza Garriga, huh? Anyone familiar with them? Hanan Al-Shaykh is a new name for me too, I think...
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