His debut novel Pavel & I has gathered international acclaim and has been published in thirteen countries, and translated into eight languages.
His second novel, The Quiet Twin, was published by Bloomsbury and Harper Collins in February 2011.
At the Guardian he named a top ten list of books written a second language. One novel on the list:
Lolita by Vladimir NabokovRead about another book on Vyleta's list.
Nabokov is not the most perfect example of an exophonic writer – he learned English as a young child, from his parents and tutors, and reputedly was able to write in English before he could write in Russian – but Lolita is simply too good a book to be left out. Opening with what may be the best paragraph written in the English language ("Lolita, life of my life, fire of my loins."), it features a Lynchean journey through an America made up of highways, anonymous motels, and tennis courts. That and a paedophile's confession of a murder. Unforgettable.
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