Reading period: November 2021 - January 2022

Our Spanish-language reading group is back in Winter 2021 with three recent Latin American titles. Lola Larra’s Sprinters is a non-fiction novel in the mould of Capote’s In Cold Blood, resulting from her investigation into sinister events at a rural Chilean colony founded by an ex-Nazi. In Los pasajes comunes by Gonzalo Baz, a man who thinks he has left the past behind finds himself preoccupied by memories of the block of flats he grew up in. The final book on our list is an experimental text by visual artist Verónica Gerber Bicecci, which examines the afterlife of a mercury mine in northern Mexico.


How it works

  1. To read the whole book, please order the books yourself from a shop or library if you can. If you have trouble finding a title, we may be able to lend you a copy. Email to be put in touch with the organiser.
  2. Read the books, then add your thoughts in the comments below.
  3. Join us at a meet-up to discuss what we have read. You can be sure of a lively, well-informed discussion.


Where and when

Reading Period:

November 2021 – January 2022


James Bennett will be holding an online meeting to discuss these books at 19:00 GMT on Thursday 27 January 2022. Please get in touch with us at for joining instructions.

Lola Larra
Author: Lola Larra


Gonzalo Baz
Author: Gonzalo Baz

Los pasajes comunes

Verónica Gerber Bicecci

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