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Space Invaders

by Nona Fernandez & Natasha Wimmer

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Translated Literature

A dreamlike evocation of a generation that grew up in the shadow of a dictatorship in 1980s Chile

Space Invaders is the story of a group of childhood...


It Would Be Night in Caracas

by Karina Sainz Borgo & Elizabeth Bryer

As seen in the New York Times Book Review 

Told with gripping intensity, It Would be Night in Caracas chronicles one woman’s desperate battle to survive amid the dangerous, sometimes deadly, turbulence of...


The Wind That Lays Waste

by Selva Almada

A taut, lyrical portrait of four people thrown together on a single day in rural Argentina

The Wind That Lays Waste begins in the great pause before a storm. Reverend Pearson is evangelizing across the Argentinian...


The Nocilla Trilogy

by Agustin FERNANDEZ MALLO & Thomas Bunstead

A landmark in contemporary Spanish literature, Agustin Fernandez Mallo's Nocilla Trilogy--Nocilla Dream, Nocilla Lab, and Nocilla Experience--presents multiple narratives of people and places that reflect America...


Tentacle

by Rita Indiana & Achy Obejas

Plucked from her life on the streets of post-apocalyptic Santo Domingo, young maid Acilde Figueroa finds herself at the heart of a Santería prophecy: only she can travel back in time and save the ocean –...


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...


The Imagined Land

by Eduardo Berti & Charlotte Coombe

With sensuous imagery and musical cadence, Berti conjures up a star-crossed love story for a brother and sister in pre-revolutionary China. Their hearts' desires collide with their parents' strictness, superstitions,...


After the Winter

by Guadalupe Nettel & Rosalind Harvey

• Guadalupe Nettel has already established a reputation for herself in this country with Natural Histories and The Body Where I Was Born, and we’re delighted to have yet another exceptional young Mexican...


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...


Brother in Ice

by Alicia Kopf & Mara Faye Lethem

‘She thought that it was precisely when things get uncomfortable or can’t be shown that something interesting comes to light. That is the point of no return, the point that must be reached, the point you...


Tomb Song

by Julián Herbert

An incandescent new voice from Mexico, for readers of Ben Lerner and Rachel Cusk

Sitting at the bedside of his mother as she is dying from leukemia in a hospital in northern Mexico, the narrator of Tomb Song...


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,...


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...


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,...


The Story of My Teeth

by Valeria Luiselli & Christina Macsweeney

Bon vivant, world traveler, auctioneer—the story of Highway and his teeth is like Johnny Cash meets Robert Walser in Mexico.


The Discreet Hero

by Mario Vargas Llosa & Edith Grossman

The latest masterpiece--perceptive, funny, insightful, affecting--from the Nobel Prize-winning author

Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa's newest novel, The Discreet Hero, follows two fascinating characters whose...


Talking to Ourselves

by Andrés Neuman, Nick Caistor & Lorenza Garcia

A searing family drama from one of Latin America's most original voices

One trip. Two love stories. Three voices.

Lito is ten years old and is almost sure he can change the weather when he concentrates very hard....


The Savage Detectives

by Roberto Bolano & Natasha Wimmer

New Year's Eve, 1975: Arturo Belano and Ulises Lima, founders of the visceral realist movement in poetry, leave Mexico City in a borrowed white Impala. Their quest: to track down the obscure, vanished poet Cesárea...