My Father's Dreams
Apart from craftily capturing a child's thoughts (another writer who does it comparably well is Orhan Pamuk), Flisar is a formidable stylist too. A stylist whose elegant, precise sentences grant special meaning to anything they touch. »Give me a shopping list and I'll set it to music,« said Rossini who, with legendary ease, composed 39 operas. If we lived at a time that allowed artists comparably beautiful arrogance, Flisar could very well brag to possess a similar ability.
A. H. Kono, European Review of Poetry, Books and Culture
Selected by The Irish Times as one of 30 best books published in 2015.
On the Gold Coast
Nominated for The IMPAC International Literary Prize and chosen by The Irish Times as one of the 13 best books about Africa written by Europeans (along the works by Joseph Conrad, Graham Greene, Isak Dinesen, JG Ballard, Bruce Chatwin etc.)