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Monastery

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...


A Corner of the World

by Mylene Fernández Pintado & Dick Cluster

"Mylene Fernandez offers us a magnificent gift. Her story of lost love and the difficult pursuit of literature is at the same time an X-ray of life in Havana, set in a present where glimpses of the future have...


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...


Cars on Fire

by Mónica Ramón Ríos & 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...


Nancy

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 Adventures and Misadventures of the Extraordinary and Admirable Joan Orpí, Conquistador and Founder of New Catalonia

by Max Besora & Mara Faye Lethem

Joan Orpí (Piera, 1593 - New Barcelona, 1645) is one of the most unknown characters in Spanish history. In this torrential book we are told the odyssey that brought him first to Barcelona, later to Sevilla...


Among the Hedges

by Sara Mesa & Megan McDowell

Casi, who is almost fourteen years old, has been skipping school and spending her days hidden among the hedges in a local park, listening to music and reading women's magazines. One day, Viejo, a fifty-year-old...


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...


Beyond the two rivers

by Jordi Sierra i Fabra & Denise Tobin

Kaopi, the last nezai, once the most mighty tribe of the African lands, now on the brink of extinction, goes in search of Tau, his god, to ask him for help to make his world rebirth. Kaopi has never seen white...


The wounded words

by Jordi Sierra i Fabra & Borja Roca

In an oriental country under a dictatorship, young Li Huan is based in a political prisoners camp for his military service. Big Father's devoted follower as well as the doctrine of the party, on the other hand...


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...


Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth

by Salvador Espriu & Rowan Ricardo Phillips

One of the defining texts of twentieth-century Catalan fiction, written by one of its most innovative and cherished writers, Salvador Espriu's Ariadne in the Grotesque Labyrinth is a collection of thirty-four...


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 Armonía 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...


Mourning

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...


Poso Wells

by Gabriela Alemán & Dick Cluster

"Poso Wells is ironic, audacious, and fierce. But what is it, exactly? A satire? A scifi novel? A political detective yarn? Or the purest reality of contemporary Latin America. It's unclassifiable—as all great...