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"Mr. Cuenca is among the latest targets of a type of legal crusade that pastors and politicians in Brazil are increasing...
11/23/2020
A Brazilian Writer Saw a Tweet as Tame Satire. Then Came the Lawsuits.

"Mr. Cuenca is among the latest targets of a type of legal crusade that pastors and politicians in Brazil are increasingly waging against journalists and critics in a bitterly polarized nation."

Read an article about the lawsuits against author and journalist J.P. Cuenca in The New York Times:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/22/world/americas/brazil-lawsuits-Cuenca-Bolsonaro.html

The writer J.P. Cuenca calls it “Kafka in the tropics.” Evangelical pastors have filed at least 130 suits against him over a tweet, part of an increasingly common strategy against critics.

"This book is so cool. (...) Punk noir meets surrealism and ancient folklore for a work unlike any other."EARTHEATER [CO...
11/23/2020
Eartheater

"This book is so cool. (...) Punk noir meets surrealism and ancient folklore for a work unlike any other."

EARTHEATER [COMETIERRA] by Dolores Reyes (HarperVia Books, translated by Julia Sanches) is in CrimeReads' list of International Crime Novels You Should Read This November!
https://crimereads.com/7-international-crime-novels-you-should-read-this-november/

Read an excerpt here:
https://crimereads.com/excerpt-eartheater/

I bet she waited for Walter to leave. Alone, lips sealed. Not moving the slightest. A woman looking for her son can turn invisible, like a cat stalking a pigeon. I got it, she was looking for someb…

Cover reveal! CANCIÓN, Eduardo Halfon's latest novel, will be out in Spanish with Libros del Asteroide and French with É...
11/23/2020

Cover reveal! CANCIÓN, Eduardo Halfon's latest novel, will be out in Spanish with Libros del Asteroide and French with Éditions La Table Ronde in January 2021 🎉

“They called him Canción because he used to be a butcher. Not because he was a musician. Not because he was a singer (he couldn’t even sing). But because when he got out of jail in Puerto Barrios, where he’d been sent for holding up a gas station, he worked for a time in Doña Susana’s meat shop, in a run-down neighborhood of Guatemala City. They say he was a good butcher. Very kind with the ladies from the neighborhood who bought cuts of beef and sausages there. And his nickname, then, was nothing more than an alliteration between the words in Spanish for butcher (carnicero) and song (canción). Or at least that’s what some of his friends claimed. Others, however, said that he got his nickname due to his peculiar and melodic way of talking. And still others, perhaps the most intrepid ones, attributed it to his capricious nature of always confessing too much, of singing more than he should. His closest friends, his comrades, called him Ricardo. But his name was Percy. Percy Amílcar Jacobs Fernández. It was him—Percy, or Ricardo, or Canción—who a few years after working as a butcher kidnapped my grandfather.”

More information about the book and author and a link to a longer excerpt in The New York Review of Books can be found on our website: http://www.indentagency.com/cancion

The day is here—EARTHERATER [COMETIERRA] by Dolores Reyes, translated by Julia Sanches, is out with HarperVia Books toda...
11/18/2020

The day is here—EARTHERATER [COMETIERRA] by Dolores Reyes, translated by Julia Sanches, is out with HarperVia Books today! 🎉

Electrifying and provocative, visceral and profound, this is a powerful literary debut novel about a young woman whose compulsion to eat earth gives her visions of murdered and missing people—an imaginative synthesis of mystery and magical realism that explores the dark tragedies of ordinary lives. The book has been named a Fall 2020 Must-Read and one of the Best Books of Fall 2020 by TIME, Vulture, The Boston Globe, WIRED, Cosmopolitan, and more!

Read an excerpt published in the latest issue of Latin American Literature Today here: http://www.latinamericanliteraturetoday.org/en/2020/november/eartheater-dolores-reyes-translated-julia-sanches

According to Publishers Weekly, "Reyes's coming-of-age portrait stands out for her unflinching look at a teen's exploration of sex and death. The book was originally published in Spanish with Editorial Sigilo, and rights have also sold to HarperVia (World English), HarperEspañol (Spanish, USA), Uitgeverij Wereldbibliotheek (Dutch), Wydawnictwo Kobiece (Polish), Can Yayınları (Turkish), Palabra förlag (Swedish), Skarifima Editions (Greek), Camino Forlag (Norwegian), and Storytel (Spanish Audio) so far. More information about the book and author can be found here: https://www.indentagency.com/cometierra

"A dreamlike yet insightful novel of a family and a country decaying from the inside. (...) Álvarez has written an unner...
11/16/2020
Best of 2020 | Kirkus Reviews

"A dreamlike yet insightful novel of a family and a country decaying from the inside. (...) Álvarez has written an unnervingly subtle and effective exploration of the cost of blind idealism on families."

THE FALLEN [LOS CAÍDOS] by Carlos Manuel Álvarez (Graywolf Press, translated by Frank Wynne) is one of the Best Fiction Books of the Year according to Kirkus Reviews! 🎉

More information about the book: http://www.indentagency.com/los-cados

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/best-of/2020/fiction/books/

Be the first to read books news and see reviews, news and features in Kirkus Reviews. Get awesome content delivered to your inbox every week.

We’re thrilled to welcome writer, journalist, and editor Ana Wajszczuk to the agency! Born in Argentina, Ana Wajszczuk h...
11/16/2020

We’re thrilled to welcome writer, journalist, and editor Ana Wajszczuk to the agency! Born in Argentina, Ana Wajszczuk has contributed to publications around Latin America such as Clarín, Revista Gatopardo, and Revista La Nación, published poetry collections, and contributed to multiple anthologies. Her first work of nonfiction CHICOS DE VARSOVIA [CHILDREN OF WARSAW], published by Editorial Sudamericana, received an honorable mention at the Historical Contest at the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was named one of the Best Latin American Books of the Year according to El País.

CHICOS DE VARSOVIA is about the little-known story of the Warsaw Uprising, told from the perspective of the author's family history—where the voices of survivors merge with a personal story of a search for family origins.

The Warsaw Uprising was one of the most important, heroic, and tragic resistance movements of World War II. It began on August 1st, 1944, and its story is almost unknown. Two months later, the Polish capital was razed to the ground on Hitler's orders. Close to 150 survivors—among them, young insurgents who were well-instructed in stealth, organized in secret and almost without weapons—arrived in Argentina at the end of the 40s with heroic reputations.

Ana Wajszczuk traces back her roots and sets off on an adventure with her father, a journey from Buenos Aires to Europe that is at once intimate and transcendent. A travel diary, a poetic essay, and a brilliant journalistic and historical reconstruction, Chicos de Varsovia is moving and captivating as it reconstructs this forgotten chapter of contemporary history like a reverse bedtime story: a daughter tells her father about their unknown family history.

More information about the book and author can be found here: http://www.indentagency.com/ana-wajszczuk

Tomorrow at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, Jazmina Barrera will be speaking about ON LIGHTHOUSES and tra...
11/14/2020

Tomorrow at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, Jazmina Barrera will be speaking about ON LIGHTHOUSES and travel writing!

¡Hoy! Emiliano Monge presenta su novela TEJER LA OSCURIDAD por la página de Facebook de Feria del Libro Los Mochis, acom...
11/13/2020

¡Hoy! Emiliano Monge presenta su novela TEJER LA OSCURIDAD por la página de Facebook de Feria del Libro Los Mochis, acompañado por Viridiana Carrillo

Tomorrow (November 13th), Alejandra Costamagna will be chatting with Eric Nepomuceno at Feira Do Livro Flipoços to celeb...
11/13/2020

Tomorrow (November 13th), Alejandra Costamagna will be chatting with Eric Nepomuceno at Feira Do Livro Flipoços to celebrate the launch of IMPOSIBLE SALIR DE LA TIERRA and EL SISTEMA DEL TACTO in Brazil with Editora Moinhos! 🎉

Register here: http://flipocos.com/

¡Hoy! Presentación virtual de COMETIERRA de Dolores Reyes en México, en vivo por la página de Facebook de Editorial Océa...
11/12/2020

¡Hoy! Presentación virtual de COMETIERRA de Dolores Reyes en México, en vivo por la página de Facebook de Editorial Océano de México 🎉

Presenta Fernanda Melchor
Editorial Sigilo

"In the vein of Donna Tart, Fleur Jaeggy, and Shirley Jackson, Four by Four is a sharply written and atmospheric novel o...
11/12/2020
2020 New Releases In Translation: Everything You May Have Missed

"In the vein of Donna Tart, Fleur Jaeggy, and Shirley Jackson, Four by Four is a sharply written and atmospheric novel of power, privilege, and violence. (...) a masterclass in restraint and tension for both writers and translators"

FOUR BY FOUR [CUATRO POR CUATRO] by Sara Mesa (Open Letter Books, translated by Katie Whittemore) is in Book Riot's 2020 New Releases in Translation List!

Represented on behalf of Editorial Anagrama: https://www.anagrama-ed.es/foreign-rights/book/narrativas-hispanicas/cuatro-por-cuatro/9788433997562/EB_184

https://bookriot.com/2020-new-books-in-translation/

Check out these 2020 new books in translation you may have missed from publishers like Open Letter, Europa, and New Directions!

In times of unprecedented physical distancing, Pablo Maurette's essay EL SENTIDO OLVIDADO [THE FORGOTTEN SENSE: MEDITATI...
11/11/2020

In times of unprecedented physical distancing, Pablo Maurette's essay EL SENTIDO OLVIDADO [THE FORGOTTEN SENSE: MEDITATIONS ON TOUCH] has taken on a new and unexpected meaning. Represented on behalf of Mardulce, this essay gives us a new appreciation for touch and a new way of understanding the world around us.

Of all the senses, touch is the most ineffable—and the most neglected in Western culture, all but ignored by philosophers and artists over millennia. Yet it is also the sense that links us most intimately to the world around us, from our mother’s caress when we’re born to the gentle lowering of our eyelids after death.

THE FORGOTTEN SENSE gives touch its due, addressing it in multifarious ways through a series of six essays. Literary in feel, ambitious in conception, admirable in their range of reference and insight, these meditations address questions fundamental to the understanding of touch: What do we mean when we say that an artwork touches us? How does language affect our understanding of touch? Is the skin the deepest part of the human body? Can we philosophize about a kiss? To aid him in answering these questions, Pablo Maurette recruits an impressive roster of cultural figures from throughout history: Homer, Lucretius, Chrétien de Troyes, Melville, Sir Thomas Browne, Knausgaard, Michel Henry and many others help him unfurl the underestimated importance of the sense of touch and tactile experience.

According to Christine Sukic (Interfaces), the pleasure of reading this book "is enhanced by Maurette's impeccable style and his capacity to tell stories, of books, works of art, or words." Originally published by Mardulce in Spanish, the book has also been published in English by University of Chicago Press, and his new novel LA MIGRACIÓN just sold to Adriano Salani Editore in Italy. More information about the book and author can be found here: http://www.indentagency.com/el-sentido-olvidado

“In one constrained view, Ornamental is about the modern visages that exploitation and inequality can take. Cardenas’s n...
11/11/2020
On Juan Cardenas's "Ornamental" — Cleveland Review of Books

“In one constrained view, Ornamental is about the modern visages that exploitation and inequality can take. Cardenas’s narrative style hangs on outlines and sketches that give the short novel an allegorical heft surprising for its slimness. (...) It’s in the unexpected reversal of focus, from the researcher to number 4, from the moneyed to the impoverished, that Ornamental commits its boldest act and reminds us of the people sacrificed and ignored by the progress of science.”

ORNAMENTAL [ORNAMENTO] by Juan Cárdenas (Coffee House Press, translated by Lizzie Davis) is in the Cleveland Review of Books! 🎉

More information: http://www.indentagency.com/ornamento

https://www.clereviewofbooks.com/home/2020/11/10/the-cost-of-progress-on-juan-cardenass-ornamental

Sebastian Sarti reviews Juan Cardenas's "Ornamental" in his essay "The Cost of Progress."

Hoy a las 7pm de México. ¡No os lo perdáis!
11/10/2020

Hoy a las 7pm de México. ¡No os lo perdáis!

Forma parte del Facebook Live con Guadalupe Nettel y Gina Jaramillo el día de hoy a las 19:00 hrs., en el cual charlarán acerca del libro "La hija única", una novela profunda y llena de sabiduría sobre la maternidad y las formas diversas que puede tomar la familia en el mundo actual.
#YoMeQuedoEnCasaConGandhi
Editorial Océano de México
Editorial Anagrama México

"Emiliano Monge reappears with a novel of unmanageable beauty..." A great review of TEJER LA OSCURIDAD [WEAVING THE DARK...
11/09/2020
‘Tejer la oscuridad’, de Emiliano Monge | Crítica del libro

"Emiliano Monge reappears with a novel of unmanageable beauty..."

A great review of TEJER LA OSCURIDAD [WEAVING THE DARKNESS] (Literatura Random House) by Emiliano Monge in MILENIO!

More information about the book and author: http://www.indentagency.com/tejer-la-oscuridad

https://www.milenio.com/cultura/laberinto/tejer-oscuridad-emiliano-monge-critica-libro

‘Tejer la oscuridad’, del escritor mexicano Emiliano Monge, reinventa el pasado inspirándose en el futuro, y genera una novela de belleza ingobernable.

An excerpt from Eduardo Halfon's forthcoming novel CANCIÓN is in The New York Review of Books! The novel will be publish...
11/09/2020
Canción

An excerpt from Eduardo Halfon's forthcoming novel CANCIÓN is in The New York Review of Books!

The novel will be published by Libros del Asteroide in January, and French rights have sold to Éditions La Table Ronde. For more information: http://www.indentagency.com/cancion

https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2020/11/09/cancion/

They called him Canción because he used to be a butcher. Not because he was a musician. Not because he was a singer (he couldn’t even sing). But because

"The Discreet Strength of Mercedes Barcha" — A great essay by Felipe Restrepo Pombo (translated by Ezra Fitz) in Words W...
11/06/2020
The Discreet Strength of Mercedes Barcha

"The Discreet Strength of Mercedes Barcha" — A great essay by Felipe Restrepo Pombo (translated by Ezra Fitz) in Words Without Borders today! 🎉

https://www.wordswithoutborders.org/dispatches/article/the-discreet-strength-of-mercedes-barcha-restrepo-pombo-fitz

Mercedes Barcha is best known for her marriage of nearly sixty years to Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez. Today, on what would have been her eighty-eighth birthday, Felipe Restrepo Pombo turns the spotlight from Gabo to Mercedes, remembering her strength of

El escritor chileno Rafael Gumucio publica un retrato afectuoso a la vez que crítico de la personalidad contradictoria d...
11/06/2020
Nicanor Parra: antibiografía del antipoeta

El escritor chileno Rafael Gumucio publica un retrato afectuoso a la vez que crítico de la personalidad contradictoria de un autor impredecible que marcó las letras iberoamericanas.

El escritor chileno Rafael Gumucio publica un retrato afectuoso a la vez que crítico de la personalidad contradictoria de un autor impredecible que marcó las letras iberoamericanas

David Unger's SLEEPING WITH THE LIGHT ON, a bittersweet story of life amid war, is out now with Groundwood Books! Life i...
11/02/2020

David Unger's SLEEPING WITH THE LIGHT ON, a bittersweet story of life amid war, is out now with Groundwood Books!

Life in Guatemala is simple for young Davico and his older brother Felipe ... until soldiers invade, and the blackouts begin. Davico lives with his family above La Casita — the Little House — in Guatemala City in the early 1950s. But it’s not just a little house. It’s also the family restaurant!

The restaurant provides plenty of distraction and adventure for Davico and his older brother, Felipe. Until one day, Davico hears shooting in the streets. There are blackouts every evening, and the family must sleep under the big wooden table in the dining room. People stop coming to the restaurant, and tanks and soldiers swarm the front of the National Palace, where a shoeshine boy warns the brothers that the gringos are coming. But what does that mean, and who are the gringos?

Davico ants to be brave, but the shooting and tanks and airplanes flying overhead terrify him. He finds comfort in the special lamp that his father buys him to endure the blackouts. But it is not enough to console Davico when his parents announce that it’s time to leave for the United States of America, where no one speaks Spanish, and everything is different.

According to the Canadian Review of Materials, this book "speaks to the many similar situations occurring in strife-ridden countries even now, providing much opportunity for discussion. Sleeping with the Light On is an unusual and rewarding read for children aged 6 to 10.” English rights are with Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press. More information about the book and author can be found on our website: http://www.indentagency.com/sleeping-with-the-light-on

Ya en las librerías españolas «Nicanor Parra, rey y mendigo» de Rafael Gumucio, un libro que puede leerse como una biogr...
10/31/2020
Los libros de la semana: Del talento de un antipoeta como Nicanor Parra a los arañazos emocionales de Álvaro Pompo

Ya en las librerías españolas «Nicanor Parra, rey y mendigo» de Rafael Gumucio, un libro que puede leerse como una biografía aunque, en el fondo, es algo más: un libro de memorias y recuerdos y conjeturas sobre uno de los poetas en castellano más importantes del siglo XX.

CulturaLos libros de la semana: Del talento de un antipoeta como Nicanor Parra a los arañazos emocionales de Álvaro PompoDiego Gándara | Jesús Ferrer | Sagrario FernándezÚltima actualización:30-10-2020 | 00:59 H/Creada:30-10-2020 | 00:59 HCrítica de “Nicanor Parra, rey y mendigo”: El ant...

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