The Top 10 Latin American Feminist Writers

Top 10 Foto

TEXAS, traducida por Samantha Schnee, está nominada al Premio Literario de Dublín, el IMPAC Award:

New Book

Filling an important niche in historical fiction, Texas speaks directly to prejudices and preconceived notions still alive along the border today.  The Mexico-United States border has long been a hotbed of controversy, at no time more evident than in the mid 1800s during the annexation of Texas. In a gun-slinging, fast-riding Southwestern tale of two cities, Carmen Boullosa explores the attitudes of the day in Texas: The Great Theft. Translated from the original Spanish by Samantha Schnee, the banks of the Rio Grande (or Río Bravo, from the south side looking north) are full of spirited, opinionated, larger-than-life men and women from both sides of the river.Inspired by the events of the First Cortina War in 1859 and Juan Nepomuceno Cortina, known as “the Robin Hood of the frontier,” Texas focuses on the towns of Matasánchez, Mexico, and Bruneville, Texas. Read more…

The Typographical Translation Award was established in 2014 to bring awareness to the diverse world of translated literature.

Read more…

typographical era at home

Racism isn’t new in Texas – People’s World
When federal judge Andrew S. Hanen, an Anglo in Brownsville, Texas, ruled on Feb. 17 that four million undocumented workers should give up the hopes inspired by President Obama’s plan to ease up on deportations, he was following a long precedent from his area. Racism in Brownsville set off fabled historical events in 1859 that are explored in Mexican author Carmen Boullosa’s new book.

New Dallas Publisher Aims to Elevate the Status of International Fiction in Translation – Texas Observer
Dallas, you had better get to know Will Evans. That is, if you can catch up with him, and if he’s calm enough to engage in conversation. He doesn’t move or speak at the speed to which you’re accustomed, but if he has his way—and one gets the sense that he usually does—he and his new nonprofit translation press, Deep Vellum, will put you on the literary map.
Read more…


The term “Mexican Drug War” misleads. It implies that the ongoing bloodbath, which has now killed well over 100,000 people, is an internal Mexican affair.But this diverts attention from the U.S. role in creating and sustaining the carnage. It’s not just that Americans buy drugs from, and sell weapons to, Mexico’s murderous cartels. It’s that ever since the U.S. prohibited the use and sale of drugs in the early 1900s, it has pressured Mexico into acting as its border enforcer—with increasingly deadly consequences. Read more and buy the book…

New reviews!:

LA Review Books

The Nation

Watch this section for news on upcoming events!


The Nation

Watch this section for interviews!