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by Eduardo Halfon, Lisa Dillman & Daniel Hahn

Best Translated Book Award Longlist

Reader’s Digest Great New Book

World Literature Today Holiday Gift Guide Recommendation

“Offer[s] surprise and revelation at every turn.” —Reader’s Digest

“Eduardo Halfon...

The Planets

by Sergio Chejfec & Heather Cleary

A 2013 Best Translated Book Award Finalist

When he reads about a mysterious explosion in the distant countryside, the narrator's thoughts turn to his disappeared childhood friend, M, who was abducted from his...


by Mariana DimĂłpulos & Alice Whitmore

"Playful on the surface, dark and disturbing in its depths."—J.M. Coetzee, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

“Wonderfully atmospheric and evocative, Dimópulos’s latest is exceedingly satisfying.”—...

Out of the Cage

by Fernanda GarcĂ­a Lao & Will Vanderhyden

Out of the Cage opens in 1956, in Argentina, with the freakish death of Aurora Berro, and descends into a dark philosophical exploration of humanity and mortality. In the midst of her family’s celebration...


by Benjamin Villegas, Jay Noden & Beto O'Rourke

In 2015, Benjamin Villegas traveled to Texas in an attempt to write the biography of a music group that could have changed the history of rock: ELPASO, a Chicano band from the U.S.-Mexico border with a punk...

Cars on Fire

by MĂłnica RamĂłn RĂ­os & Robin Myers

“When you live in an adopted country, when you’re an exile in your own body, names are simply lists that dull the reality of death.”

Cars on Fire, Mónica Ramón Ríos’s electric, uncompromising English-language...

Four by Four

by Sara Mesa & Katie Whittemore

Set entirely at Wybrany College—a school where the wealthy keep their kids safe from the chaos erupting in the cities—Four by Four is a novel of insinuation and gossip, in which the truth about Wybrany’s...

The Clerk

by Guillermo Saccomanno & Andrea G. Labinger

Perfectly normal men and women head to their desks every day in a city laid waste by guerrilla incursions, menaced by hordes of starving people, murderous children and cloned dogs, patrolled by armed helicopters,...

The Regal Lemon Tree

by Juan José Saer & Sergio Waisman

One of the late Juan José Saer's most beloved novels, The Regal Lemon Tree shows a master stylist at his best. Set during day and night of New Year's Eve—building up a barbecue that takes on ritual significance—the...

Variations on the Body

by MarĂ­a Ospina & Heather Cleary

A constellation of short stories illustrate the intersecting lives of women on various peripheries of society in and around Bogotá, Colombia.

In six subtly connected stories, Variations on the Body explores...

The Touch System

by Alejandra Costamagna & Lisa Dillman

"Readers will find themselves hoping for more of this bold writer?s work."—Publishers Weekly

Cat sitter, insomniac, former schoolteacher. Ania worries she is a ?stand-in occupant,? a substitute in her own life....


by Bruno Lloret & Ellen Jones

Alone but for her memories, Nancy has returned to Chile to wait for her cancer to take her away. Before her illness, before her husband?s ridiculous death, before she fled home hidden in the back of a truck,...

The Bitch

by Pilar Quintana & Lisa Dillman


In Colombia’s brutal jungle, childless Damaris develops an intense and ultimately doomed relationship with an orphaned puppy.

“The magic of this sparse...

Adam in Eden

by Carlos Fuentes, Alejandro Branger & Ethan Shaskan Bumas

In this comic novel of political intrigue, Adam Gorozpe, a respected businessman in Mexico, has a life so perfect that he might as well be his namesake in the Garden of Eden?but there are snakes in this Eden...

The Polish Boxer

by Eduardo Halfon, Thomas Bunstead, Anne McLean & Lisa Dillman et al.

"Elegant” —Marie Claire

"Funny and revelatory." —New York Times Book Review

"Deeply accessible, deeply moving." —Los Angeles Times

The Polish Boxer covers a vast landscape of human experience while enfolding...

All My Goodbyes

by Mariana DimĂłpulos & Alice Whitmore

“All My Goodbyes is a virtuoso performance. A love story told in razor sharp fragments, the novel lies at the intersection of memory, violence and trauma.”—Katie Kitamura

A young Argentinian woman feels...

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,...

The Naked Woman

by ArmonĂ­a Somers, Kit Maude & Elena Chavez Goycochea

A woman’s feminist awakening drives a hypocritical village to madness in rural Uruguay in this "wild, brutal paean to freedom" (NPR.org). 

Shortlisted for the National Translation Award

"Somers' feminism is...


by Eduardo Halfon, Lisa Dillman & Daniel Hahn

International Latino Book Award Winner

Edward Lewis Wallant Award Winner

Kirkus Prize Finalist

Neustadt International Prize Finalist

Balcones Fiction Prize Finalist

PEN Translation Prize Longlist

?A feat of literary...

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...