We have had a number of great suggestions for a Spanish-language reading group. Given our fondness for Latin American fiction (eg Down the Rabbit Hole, Open Door and The Islands), you might not be surprised to find that all the authors for this round of reading are Latin American. A bunch of Hispanists and translators met in September 2011 to discuss which books could go into the reading group.
Mexican writer Carmen Boullosa’s novel El complot de los Románticos (Conspiracy of the Romantics) sounds like a lot of fun, with the great and the good of world literature set loose in the modern world; Cuban writer Abilio Estévez’s novel El navegante dormido (The Sleeping Seafarer) promises to be an exquisitely written novel from someone with a lot to say; Antonio Ungar’s novel Tres ataúdes blancos (Three White Coffins) comes highly recommended from several of our readers.
We hope you’ll join us in reading the books. Add your comments to the author pages and we’d love to see you at our London meet-up. Use the tabs below to read more about the authors and books.
How it works
- Extracts in English are being added to this website where possible – see the relevant author’s page. Copies of the books in the original Spanish may be available to borrow from And Other Stories, who can also point you to other sources. Email firstname.lastname@example.org saying which book you would like to read.
- Read the excerpts, then comment online via the author pages.
- Come to a meet-up (usually in London) to discuss what has been read. You can be sure of a lively, well-informed discussion.
1 Dec 2011 – 30 January 2012
6:30-8 pm, Monday 30 January at Wapping Project Bookshop. Followed by socialising in a nearby pub.