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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...


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...


Out of the Cage

by Fernanda García 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...


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...


Variations on the Body

by María 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...


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 Bitch

by Pilar Quintana & Lisa Dillman

2020 NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS TRANSLATED LITERATURE FINALIST

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...


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...


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...


Blood of the Dawn

by Claudia Salazar Jiménez & Elizabeth Bryer

This novel follows three women whose lives intertwine and are ripped apart during what’s known as “the time of fear” in Peruvian history when the Shining Path militant insurgency was at its peak. The novel...


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...