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The story of my teeth by Valeria Luiselli


The story of my teeth by Valeria Luiselli Mexican Fiction Original title – La Historia de mis dientes Translator – Christina MacSweeney Source – library book I’ve been up and I been down When I been between I just been hangin’ around. Things are quite different And life ain’t the same Since I lost my […]

A video treat Valeria Luiselli

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I saw this on facebook the other day posted by Daniel Hahn it is an interview with the Mexican writer Valeria Luiselli in english about her book .I have reviewed two books by her   

Sidewalks by Valeria Luiselli


Sidewalks by Valeria Luiselli Mexican non fiction (essays /travel) Original title Papeles falos Translator Christina MacSweeney (Nooteboom intro by Laura Watkinson ) Source review copy When you see a book in the forthcoming season from a publisher you often cross your fingers and hope you are chosen to review it and that was the case (I know […]

Faces in the crowd by Valeria Luiselli


Faces in the crowd by Valeria Luiselli Mexican Fiction Translator Christina Macsweeney Valeria Luiselli is young Mexican writer she lives in New york and has had pieces published in New york times and Letras Libres .She has a degree in Philosophy .She is due to appear at this year Hay festival . Faces in crowd […]

Shadow Booker international 2020


I have been asked to chair well lead us in a way today saw the longlist for the Booker international (well done missed the Man} the Shadow Jurys thoughts so i collect a few comments we have said ” This looks like a really interesting list. (Better than last year’s if we are saying that.) […]

The first Shadow The Booker international prize Bingo 2020


I was asked last week By Tony Malone if I wanted to carry on the shadow jury I initially said no. But I had second thoughts but I wanted to give it a spin on previous years as it returns to the original Booker prize name next year under a new sponsorship deal. I had […]

Among the lost by Emiliano Monge


  Among the lost by Emiliano Monge Mexican fiction Original title – Las Tierras arrasadas Translator – Frank Wynne Source – review copy Some of the best books I have read in recent years have been from Mexican writers they seemed to have been an explosion of great writers from the from Yuri Herrea, Valeria […]

Sudden death by Álvaro Enrigue


Sudden death by  Álvaro Enrigue Mexican fiction original title – Muerte súbita Translator – Natasha Wimmer Source – review copy Well it is Thursday and this translation Thursday I bring to you all one of the biggest stars in Mexican Lit, in fact part of what we may say is the Power couple of mexican fiction […]

That was August on winstonsdad


I can’t remember the last time I felt I had blogged enough to be worthy of doing a round-up of my months blogging .Last month was Woman in translation month and through this blog we took a journey around the world . We started in Mexico with The story of my teeth by Valeria Luiselli […]

Spanish teeth for sale quote for sunday

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Teeth and books seem an odd pairing but my current Spanish lit month read is about Teeth and selling Teeeth the latest work by  Valeria Luiselli the story of teeth . So here is a Quote I enjoyed . HYPERBOLIC LOT NO.9 Our penulitimate lot , ladies and gentlemen , exludes an air of mystical […]

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