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The Optic Nerve

by María Gainza & Thomas Bunstead

  • This category-defying, English-language debut by Argentinian María Gainza will equally enchant fans of Rachel Cusk or John Berger, Jenny Offill or Leonora Carrington, Samanta Schweblin or Gaston Bachelard,...

  • The Naked Woman

    by Armonía Somers, Kit Maude & Elena Chavez Goycochea

    When The Naked Woman was originally published in 1950, critics doubted a woman writer could be responsible for its shocking erotic content. Fantastic themes are juxtaposed with brutal depictions of misogyny...


    People in the Room

    by Norah Lange & Charlotte Whittle

    A young woman in Buenos Aires spies three women in the house opposite her family’s home. Intrigued, she begins to watch them. She imagines them as accomplices to an unknown crime, as troubled spinsters contemplating...


    Comemadre

    2018 National Book Awards Longlist for Translated Literature #3

    by Roque Larraquy & Heather Cleary

    Comemadre is a natural fit for our Latin American translation list—funny, oddball, and dark. It came to us recommended by Valeria Luiselli and Daniel Saldaña París and is our first collaboration with translator...


    Bottom of the Sky

    by Rodrigo Fresán & Will Vanderhyden

    At its core, The Bottom of the Sky is a novel about two young boys in love with other planets and a disturbingly beautiful girl. An homage to the history of American science fiction, it’s also about the Gulf...


    The Neighborhood

    by Mario Vargas Llosa & Edith Grossman

    A thrilling tale of desire and Peruvian corruption swirls around a scandalous exposé that leads to murder

    From the Nobel Laureate comes a politically charged detective novel weaving through the underbelly of...


    We Are The End

    by Gonzalo García

    ‘A unique and breathtaking talent.’ Scarlett Thomas

    “Gonzalo Garcia is so talented: a new deep and hilarious literary voice.” Dorthe Nors

    Tomás' girlfriend has left him. She has, in fact, fled to Antarctica,...


    Return to the Dark Valley

    by Santiago Gamboa & Howard Curtis

    A kaleidoscopic, cosmopolitan novel infused with inky noir.

    Santiago Gamboa is one of Colombia's most exciting writers. In the manner of Roberto Bolano, Gamboa infuses his kaleidoscopic, cosmopolitan stories...


    Heavens on Earth

    by Carmen Boullosa & Shelby Vincent

    • Lives in New York, teaches at City College of New York, very active in the New York literary scene

    •Won the Xavier Villaurrutia Prize, the most prestigious prize given for a single novel in Mexico, for...


    Red, Yellow and Green

    by Alejandro Saravia & María José Giménez

    In Montreal, Alfredo struggles with his memories of being ordered to commit an atrocity by the Bolivian army. Despising his nation as an oppressive sham, he falls for a woman with no nation—a Kurdish freedom-fighter...


    The Ship of Fools

    by Cristina Peri Rossi & Psiche Hughes

    The Ship of Fools has established Cristina Peri Rossi, author of a dozen other books of poetry and prose, as a leading writer in Europe and Latin America. This is her most important work in English and is recognized...


    Medical Autobiography

    by Damián Tabarovsky & Emily Davis

    Each time protagonist Dami comes up with another one of his “great ideas,” he is instantly thwarted by his own body, overcome time and again by various, almost comical, ailments. Throughout the ups and downs...


    The Invented Part

    by Rodrigo Fresán & Will Vanderhyden

    What's the relationship between the real, the imagined, and the written? That's the question at the heart of Fresán's latest novel, an exploration of the mind of a disillusioned writer attempting to write his...


    August

    by Romina Paula & Jennifer Croft

    Traveling home to rural Patagonia, a young woman grapples with herself as she makes the journey to scatter the ashes of her friend Andrea. Twenty-one-year-old Emilia might still be living, but she’s jaded...


    Heretics

    by Leonardo Padura & Anna Kushner

    "Padura’s Heretics spans and defies literary categories . . . ingenious." —Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air

    A sweeping novel of art theft, anti-Semitism, contemporary Cuba, and crime from a renowned Cuban author,...


    Blood of the Dawn

    by Claudia Salazar Jiménez & Elizabeth Bryer

    Recipient of the Americas Narrative Prize, one of Latin America's oldest and most prestigious literary prizes.


    A Zero-Sum Game

    by Eduardo Rabasa & Christina Macsweeney

    A satirical look at the origins of power, A Zero-Sum Game uses the highly-charged election for the presidency of a residents' committee and the influence of a powerful stranger to both expose those in power...


    The Clouds

    by Juan José Saer & Hilary Vaughn Dobel

    A doctor leads five mental patients to an asylum in this meditation on exile, madness, and the writing process.


    Seeing Red

    by Lina Meruane & Megan McDowell

    A visceral, moving, haunting English-language debut on illness, the body, and human relationships by one of Chile's brightest young authors


    One Out of Two

    by Daniel Sada

    "A literary titan of his time, one of the most innovative novelists in contemporary Latin American letters." -The Washington Post

    The most distinctive thing about the Gamal sisters is that they are, essentially,...