Who would like to know exotic places, new languages and phrases, and different points of views? Almost every reader would answer yes to this question. A trip to Latin America definitively will fit all three of these categories, but not everyone can afford an adventure of this nature. That is why we say that books take us places. We have curated a list of books that you can read this year to get you closer to the cultures of these countries. Here is a preview of new books of 2019 from Latin America.
A gay high school teacher in 1970s Buenos Aires tries to keep a low profile as his friends and students begin to disappear. By Guillermo Saccomanno.
Translated from the Spanish by Andrea G. Labinger. Publisher Open Letter Books.
Meditations on turning 50 years old from one of Argentina’s most celebrated writers. By César Aira.
Translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews. Publisher: New Directions.
Two people who grew up in an orphanage in an unnamed land fall in love, but are separated, revealing the abuses of the system they are caught in. By Emiliano Monge.
Translated from the Spanish by Frank Wynne. Publisher: Scribe Publications.
A sweeping novel that investigates humanity’s quest for knowledge and control beginning with the 19th-century obsession with scientific classification and moving through present-day mass surveillance. By Pola Oloixarac.
Translated from the Spanish by Roy Kesey.
Publisher: Soho Press.
A collection of the speeches of the Nobel Prize-winning author who died in 2014, now available for the first time in English. By Gabriel García Márquez.
Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. Publisher: Vintage.
A mysterious child with the power to see into the future protects his adoptive family. By Sofía Segovia.
Translated from the Spanish by Simon Bruni.
Publisher: Amazon Crossing.
The story of two young poets in Mexico City trying to make it in the literary world. By Roberto Bolaño.
Translated from the Spanish by Natasha Wimmer. PublisherL Penguin Press.
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