Bogotá 39 : new voices from Latin America

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'This new generation of Latin American writers has exchanged history for memory, dictators for narcos and political engagement for gender and class consciousness.' El País

Ten years on from the first Bogotá 39 selection, which brought writers such as Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Alejandro Zambra and Junot Díaz to fame, comes this story collection showcasing thirty-nine exceptional new talents. Chosen by some of the biggest names in Latin American literature, together with publishers, writers and literary critics and a panel of expert judges, this exciting anthology paves the way for a new generation of household names.

These stories have been brought into English by some of the finest translators around, including familiar names such as Daniel Hahn, Christina MacSweeney and Megan McDowell, as well as many new and exciting translators who are just launching their careers. With authors from fifteen different countries, this diverse collection of stories transports readers to a host of new worlds, and represents the very best writing coming out of Latin America today.

Second-hand news / Carlos Manuel Álvarez ; translated by Serafina Vick
Snow / Frank Báez ; translated by Anwen Roys
Perhaps an animal / Natalia Borges Polesso ; translated by Sophie Lewis
An orphan world / Giuseppe Caputo ; translated by Sophie Hughes
A time with no bad news / Juan Cárdenas ; translated by Megan McDowell
(Irrelevant) Mass delusion in Cajas / Mauro Javier Cárdenas
Christmas tree / María José Caro ; translated by Isabelle Kaufeler
Soldiers, bring everything back home! / Martín Felipe Castagnet ; translated by Daniel Hahn
Chaco / Liliana Colanzi ; translated by Julia Sanches
Villa Torlonia / Juan Esteban Constaín ; translated by Simon Bruni
Physiologus / Lolita Copacabana ; translated by Samantha Schnee
The days gone by / Gonzalo Eltesch ; translated by Katherine Rucker
Dead hares / Diego Erlan ; translated by Sam Gordon
The year of the black sun / Daniel Ferreira ; translated by Catherine Mansfield
The southward march / Carlos Fonseca ; translated by Megan McDowell
Lid/1981 / Damián González Bertolino ; translated by Lily Meyer
Scene in a fast-food restaurant / Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón ; translated by Nick Caistor
Recording 1 / Gabriela Jauregui ; translated by Annie McDermott
Umami / Laia Jufresa ; translated by Sophie Hughes
Work in progress / Mauro Libertella ; translated by Nick Caistor
How do stones think? / Brenda Lozano ; translated by Lucy Greaves
Fictio Legis / Valeria Luiselli ; translated by Christina MacSweeney
Titans on the beach / Alan MIlls ; translated by Delaina Haslam
Come to raise / Emiliano Monge ; translated by Frank Wynne
Papi's false teeth / Mónica Ojeda ; translated by Anna Milsom
Teresa / Eduardo Plaza ; translated by Rahul Bery
Suffering creature / Eduardo Rabasa ; translated by Christina MacSweeney
The art of vanishing / Felipe Restrepo Pombo ; translated by Daniel Hahn
Valentina in the clouds / Juan Manuel Robles ; translated by Sarah Moses
Family / Cristian Romero ; translated by Anne McLean
Children / Juan Pablo Roncone ; translated by Ellen Jones
The summer of '94 / Daniel Saldaña París ; translated by Christina MacSweeney
An unlucky man / Samanta Schweblin ; translated by Megan McDowell
Naked animals / Jesús Miguel Soto ; translated by Emily Davis
56 (the fall) / Luciana Sousa ; translated by Peter Bush
Roots / Mariana Torres ; translated by Lisa Dillman
Forests where there was nothing / Valentín Trujillo ; translated by Simon Bruni
Alarm / Claudia Ulloa Donoso ; translated by Lily Meyer
Castaways / Diego Zúñiga ; translated by Megan McDowell.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "To commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Bogotá World Book Capital celebration in 2007, a wide array of authors, editors, and critics were asked to recommend the best fiction writers under 40 from Latin America. The result is this collection of short fiction by 39 writers, who represent 15 countries, and an almost uncategorizable variety of styles, from a compelling and almost plotless piece by Cuban writer Carlos Manuel Alvarez, to a stunningly candid portrait of new life in Chicago for recent Dominican immigrants by Frank Báez. The collection includes recognizable names from Mexico, including Gabriela Jauregui, Valeria Luiselli, and Daniel Saldaña Paris, as well as an excerpt from a recent novel by Ecuadoran Mauro Javier Cárdenas (The Revolutionaries Try Again , 2016). While the work collected here represents great diversity in subject matter and stylistic approach, one remnant of Latin America's characteristic machismo remains: the collection includes twice as many men as women. Even so, the book is an important primer of contemporary Latin American fiction, and a fitting companion to a similar project, The Future Is Not Ours (2012).--Diego Báez Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Short stories, Latin American -- Translations into English.
Latin American fiction -- 21st century -- Translations into English.
Short stories.
Publisher London, England :2018
Other Titles New voices from Latin America
Bogotá thirty-nine
Contributors Wood, Gaby, writer of introduction.
Mabey, Juliet, editor.
Hay Festival,
Language English
In English, translated from the Spanish and the Portuguese.
Notes Anthology of short stories by thirty-nine Latin American authors under the age of forty from fifteen different countries.
"Hay Festival."
Description xv, 316 pages : map ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781786073334
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