Welcome to spanish lit month 2020

It has come round again this ishas been running since 2012 which actually I had chosen Enrique vila matas as a featured writer so it seems nice to return to him and also Javier Marias. Then in August we have Three trapped tigers by Guillermo Cabrera Infante. and recounting by Luis Goytisolo.

Here is a collection of links  to do with Spanish lit

I promised a few links for Spanish lit month –

El Mundo the best 25 books from Spanish 1989 (thanks Arcadia books for link their Blind sunflowers is on the List ,plus two books by Juan Marse that Maclehose is publishing soon .

Scauffi has a longer list here in Spanish a lot of Marquez on this one

The telegraph has ten best Latin American novels here,Not all Spanish but mostly

Flavourwire has another list without  Marquez of best Latin American fiction

and there is a few more links and lots of Spanish fiction on my co-host Richards Blog

You can also find many books here from Spain ,Chile ,Argentina and many others in my books read section.

Look forward to seeing what you choose !!


37 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. hopewellslibraryoflife
    Jul 01, 2020 @ 18:04:20

    While searching for something to read for this I found this short story https://www.theguardian.com/books/2011/apr/01/survivor-sonia-hernandez-short-story


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  3. Lisa Hill
    Jul 02, 2020 @ 08:07:56

    I’m going to read something by Javier Marais as soon as Indigenous Lit Week (8-15 July) is finished on my blog!


  4. J. C. Greenway
    Jul 02, 2020 @ 08:33:52

    Would love to join in, I have The Island by Ana Maria Matute waiting to be read…


  5. Desirée B. Silvage
    Jul 02, 2020 @ 12:39:25

    You have made a good choice, they are both very good writers!


  6. Bellezza
    Jul 02, 2020 @ 18:38:19

    I will do my best to come up with something for this wonderful challenge, Stu. I must say, I fancy a little Jose Saramago right now and will probably pick up The Cave. Thanks for hosting again, as always.


  7. heavenali
    Jul 02, 2020 @ 19:23:36

    I have just read The Adventures of China Iron by Gabriela Cabezón Cámara. My review comes out on the blog tomorrow. I also have Hurricane Season and The Fallen from Fitzcarraldo books tbr, can’t remember the authors but I believe one is Mexican and one is Cuban.


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  10. Bellezza
    Jul 03, 2020 @ 19:33:39

    Oh dear, Stu…I seem to have made a huge faux pas. I chose Saramago, who is Portuguese, not Spanish, and therefore would not qualify. Right?


  11. Janakay | YouMightAsWellRead
    Jul 04, 2020 @ 01:10:02

    I’ve just spent a very enjoyable hour or so looking at various Spanish language writers, some on your list and some not/ I’ve had María Gainza’s Optic Nerve on my own TBR list for some time now and this seems like the perfect occasion to get around to it; on the other hand, Samanta Schweblin’s Fever Dream looks very interesting! Decisions, decisions . . .


  12. Emma
    Jul 04, 2020 @ 07:05:06

    Vishy and I will read Nada along.
    Thanks for organizing this event again this year.


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  16. iliana
    Jul 10, 2020 @ 00:50:51

    Thank you for hosting and for the links you shared. I hope I can at least get one book in for this reading event.


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  18. Liz Dexter
    Jul 18, 2020 @ 18:56:37

    Coming to this a bit late, having seen Ali was doing it – is it permissible to read a very easy book in Spanish for young children … I’ve been learning Spanish from an app for 479 days and I’m just about ready for my first book … ?


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  24. Liz Dexter
    Jul 31, 2020 @ 08:08:08

    Done! I’ve read a book in Spanish all the way through and talk about it in this blog post: https://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2020/07/31/book-review-jon-bloomfield-our-city/


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  29. Amateur Reader (Tom)
    Aug 24, 2020 @ 22:05:57

    A glance, if that, at Miguel Hernández and Pablo Neruda and the Spanish Civil War, newly posted. Not much, but something.

    Thanks, as usual, for running this event.


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