Best Books of the Year Round up: Spanish Language Press

Here is my not comprehensive list of best books of the year compiled by the various Spanish language presses of note. Revista Ñ breaks their lists into 5 sections: Argentine narratives, foreign narratives, essays, poetry, and various. Below are the Argentine novels. The Juan José Saer is an unfinished collection of drafts and pieces. It … Continue reading Best Books of the Year Round up: Spanish Language Press

Less Well Known Spanish Authors Who Should Be Well Known – Acording to El Pais

El Pais ran an article on authors who should be more well known in Spain. In some ways it is a bit of a your not telling me anything surprising: some authors are more famous than others. However, the list of authors is interesting. I haven’t read any of these, although I know a few … Continue reading Less Well Known Spanish Authors Who Should Be Well Known – Acording to El Pais

Mario Vargas Llosa and the Nobel – the View From Spain

As you might expect, Spanish speakers are quite excited about the award. For the Spanish, Llosa gave a special shout out, noting they have done more for him than any other country in promoting his works than any other country. And naturally, the Real Academia (the group that confers definitions on what is Spanish and … Continue reading Mario Vargas Llosa and the Nobel – the View From Spain

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

Published

Below are other reviews, essays, and travel writing that have been published in other magazines or websites. The Future Is Not Ours: New Latin American Fiction Quarterly Conversation, Issue 29, Fall 2012 Remaking the Short Story: Four Untranslated Authors from Spain Quarterly Conversation, Issue 27, March 2012 The Selected Stories of Mercè Rodoreda – Mercè … Continue reading Published