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Review Stranger to the Moon, Evelio Rosero

Evelio Rosero’s chilling dystopian parable, Stranger to the Moon, is like the detailed, imaginative nightmare of a fantastic surrealist painting by Max Ernst, populated by the bizarre and often monstrous figures of a creation by […]

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Andrew McDougall reviews Kokoschka’s Doll, Afonso Cruz

Andrew McDougall reviews Kokoschka’s Doll by Afonso Cruz, translated by Rahul Bery: a surreal, poignant and sometimes dizzying reflection on the nature of the universe, life’s coincidences and, of course, the human condition. “I’m writing […]

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2BooksReview Havana Year Zero, Karla Suárez & Fate, Jorge Consiglio

Andrew McDougall translates from Portuguese and Spanish. He reviews Havana Year Zero by Karla Suárez & Fate by Jorge Consiglio for BookBlast. Havana Year Zero by Karla Suárez, translated by Christina MacSweeney, is a brilliant, […]

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Review Crocodile Tears, Mercedes Rosende

BookBlast reviews Crocodile Tears by Mercedes Rosende, a dark tale about systemic corruption and criminality fuelled by poverty. A leading woman crime writer in Uruguay, she  has won multiple book awards. The only other literature […]

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Victor Meadowcroft reviews A Musical Offering, Luis Sagasti

A Musical Offering is Argentinian author Luis Sagasti’s second novel to appear in English. His first, Fireflies (also published by Charco Press and reviewed for The BookBlast Diary) saw translator Fionn Petch nominated for a […]

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Victor Meadowcroft, A Literary Eruption – The Triumph of Ecuadorian Fiction

In his collection of dispatches from “the new Latin America” entitled How to Travel Without Seeing (trs. Jeffrey Lawrence), celebrated Spanish-Argentine author Andrés Neuman makes this curious statement: “It occurs to me that Ecuadorian literature […]