18/03/2010 09:12 GMT | Updated 25/05/2011 20:00 BST

The Best Books Of The Decade You Never Read

While people are busy ranking the hit books of the last 10 years, many a publishing insider is quietly mourning a volume that unaccountably never made the 'best of' or bestseller lists, but should have. Here publishers, agents and translators speak up for the ones that really shouldn't have got away.