- With an introduction by Oscar Guardiola-Rivera
- Open Door was read in the And Other Stories Spanish-language Reading Group summer 2010, after being suggested in the previous reading cycle by Paula Porroni.
- Iosi Havilio’s intriguing interview in Latineos (in English).
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‘With minimalist beauty and exquisite strangeness, Iosi Havilio offers a mesmerising addition to the literature of solitude.’
‘Iosi Havilio’s remarkable first novel brings news of an intriguing world’
‘An ambiguous tale that verges on dark comedy … With skill and subtlety, the novel hints that a whole society might labour under an illusion of liberty.’
‘Deliberately unshowy, so that plot twists can unfold in the quietest ways.’
‘There is a lot of sex and violence in Open Door, but it is never gratuitous. … You have in your hands a masterpiece.’
Margaret Jull Costa
In Other Words (journal of the British Centre for Literary Translation)
‘A moving and highly original novel. A good translation is one that convinces as a work in its own right. That is what we get here.’