How Spanish Language Books Never Leave the Author’s Country – Example Alberto Fuguet

You would think that Spanish language authors would have it made, with such a large world wide population speaking Spanish there would be a huge market for their works. Unfortunately, often the their works are never published outside their own countries. That would make sense for small publishers, but even large publishers with a footprint … Continue reading How Spanish Language Books Never Leave the Author’s Country – Example Alberto Fuguet

A Conversation with Alberto Fuguet – At El Pais With My Question

El Pais had one of their “Chats with the author” events where you can submit a question and the author may answer it. So far I’ve had my questions answered both times I’ve done it. Some of the questions are about his film work, but many are about his recent book Missing: an Investigation. Below … Continue reading A Conversation with Alberto Fuguet – At El Pais With My Question

Missing (una investigacion) by Alberto Fuguet – A Review

Missing (una investigacion) /Missing (My Uncle’s Story) (Spanish Edition) Alberto Fuguet Alfaguara, 2010 pg 386 Alberto Fuguet’s Missing (una investigacion) is one of the most interesting books I’ve read for sometime. In it Fuguet continues his explorations of modern life, the interchange of culture between Latin America and the United States, and the mixing of genres … Continue reading Missing (una investigacion) by Alberto Fuguet – A Review

First Chapter of Alberto Fuguet’s Missing in English at Ezra Fitz’s Site

Ezra Fitz, the translator of Alberto Fuguet’s Missing an Investigation, has posted the first chapter of the book on his blog. It is a sizable excerpt and I recommend that you read it. I have almost finished the book in Spanish and I have been impressed with the book. It is a book that should have a … Continue reading First Chapter of Alberto Fuguet’s Missing in English at Ezra Fitz’s Site

Mario Vargas Llosa Gives Alberto Fuguet’s Missing a Rave Review in El Pais

I’ve been looking forward to reading Alberto Fuguet’s Missing for sometime now and with Mario Vargas Llosa’s rave review in El Pais I think it is a book worth reading. Most of what I’ve liked of Fuguet has been interesting so I have high hopes that this one will be good, especially if it is … Continue reading Mario Vargas Llosa Gives Alberto Fuguet’s Missing a Rave Review in El Pais

Alberto Fuguet – His Work and Controversies in Pagina 12

Pagina 12 has a long interview article with Alberto Fuget that covers his newest novel, Missing, and his history as part of a new generation of Latina American writers. The sections about the controversies he has caused was insightful especially the reactions he was getting from the English speaking north. I’m looking forward to reading … Continue reading Alberto Fuguet – His Work and Controversies in Pagina 12

Alberto Fuguet: from Film to Literature, the Hybrid Case of a Writer

La Jornada has an interview with the Chilean Author  Alberto Fuguet is a younger author who as a proponent of Mc Hondo has looked to turn away from the over saturated magical realism that came to define Latin American Literature. His book Shorts is available in English and is a mix of story telling methods, … Continue reading Alberto Fuguet: from Film to Literature, the Hybrid Case of a Writer

Alberto Fuget Interviews Mario Vargas Llosa the Rock Star

Alberto Fuget has an interesting and funny interview with Mario Vargas Llosa, the Rock Star. He asks some or the more unusual and fun questions of a literary interview. (via Moleskin Literario) Mario Vargas Llosa post Nobel: “Más que jubilar, ahora voy a rockear” Ésta no fue una “Conversación en La Catedral”, como su famosa novela, sino … Continue reading Alberto Fuget Interviews Mario Vargas Llosa the Rock Star

My Review of The Future Is Not Ours: New Latin American Fiction at the Quarterly Conversation

My review of The Future Is Not Ours is up at the Quarterly Conversation. This came out last week but I´ve been off line for a while. The Future Is Not Ours: New Latin American Fiction edited by Diego Trelles Paz Review by Paul Doyle Editor Diego Trelles Paz notes in his solid and lengthy introduction … Continue reading My Review of The Future Is Not Ours: New Latin American Fiction at the Quarterly Conversation

The Future is Not Ours: New Latin American Fiction – A Brief Review

The Future is Not Ours: New Latin American Fiction Diego Trelles Paz, ed Open Letter, 2012, 254 pg I won’t say too much about the book since I will be reviewing it for the Quarterly Conversation. It was a good book. As with any collection of short stories there were a few stories that didn’t … Continue reading The Future is Not Ours: New Latin American Fiction – A Brief Review

Excerpt Of The Century Behind Me: A Family Saga by Eloy Urroz at Ezra Fitz dot com

Ezra Fitz, the translator of Alberto Fuguet, has an excerpt of The Century Behind Me: A Family Saga by Eloy Urroz which he has translated and is looking to publish. As with his excerpt from Missing, it is a generous excerpt and worth a look. The protagonist is a woman by the name of Silvana Forns Nakash, … Continue reading Excerpt Of The Century Behind Me: A Family Saga by Eloy Urroz at Ezra Fitz dot com

Reviewed

This is more a list of what I’ve read. Not everything has been reviewed. Links to my reviews published on other sites are available on my Published page. Title Author Year Read Fracture Andrés Neuman 2020 Garden by the Sea Merce Rodereda 2020 Damned Souls Dimiter Dimov 2020 La guerra (The War) Ana Maria Shua … Continue reading Reviewed

Spanish Publishing Going Digital – At Publishing Perspectives

Publishing Perspectives has an interesting article on the state of digital publishing in the Spanish language world. The article notes that up until now the publishers have been using a form delaying tactics, but now are beginning to embrace the changes. I had no idea that Barnes and Nobrl had a library of 40,000 titles … Continue reading Spanish Publishing Going Digital – At Publishing Perspectives