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Granta 113 (Granta: The Magazine of New Writing) (2011)

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A collection of short stories from sme of the most prominent writers in the Spanish language.
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Granta 113: The Best of Young Spanish Language Novelists by John Freeman (Editor) (2011)

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This is a surprisingly strong collection of short stories, across the board. Granta really uncovered some wonderful new Spanish-language authors to share with us. Although there are many wonderful stories, I think my favorite was the very first one, "Cohiba' - it just flew off the page and put me deep into those places we all go in life where we are trying to learn or experience and are constantly riding the border of danger. It was just a wild reading experience - I couldn't put the story down, and I was a bit anxious to learn what happens. Not all the stories are 5-star, but all are good, and some are great. My only complaint is that were no authors from Central America and it seemed very Argentina/Spain heavy - so I looked forward to the stories set in countries I don't read about all that often. A nod to the translators too. I don't speak fluent Spanish, just a bit here or there, but the stories all felt very natural and I never felt that there was a language barrier, so I believe they did a great job bringing these stories to non-Spanish-speaking folks. ( )
2 vote CarolynSchroeder | Dec 12, 2013 |
“From Borges to Bolaño, the Spanish language has given us some of the most beloved writers of the 20th and 21st centuries. But as the reach of Spanish-language culture extends far beyond Spain and Latin America, and as the US tilts towards a majority Hispanic population, it is time to ask who is next in this exciting tradition.”

This is the first translated issue of Granta’s “Best of young Novelists”, chosen by a panel of six highly distinguished judges we are introduced to a cornucopia of new writing from across the Spanish–speaking world, and in the process signposts a collection of the most promising novelists around today.
All the writers chosen for this book are under thirty five, and have at least one novel, or story collection to their name. From Andres Barba (Spain) to Alejandro Zambra (Chile) this is a fantastic collection of tales with the Spanish language as the link that binds them, this ambitious endeavour unites twenty two writers from eight different countries in a format that allows you to be introduced to them via a short tale

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  parrishlantern | Jun 29, 2012 |
Highlights:
Seltz - Carlos Yushimito.
In Utah There Are Mountains Too - Federico Falco.
The Cuervo Brothers - Andres Felipe Solano.
Olingiris - Samanta Schweblin.
Ways of Going Home - Alejandro Zambra.
A Few Words on the Life Cycle of Frogs - Patricio Pron. ( )
  Moomin_Mama | Oct 12, 2011 |
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Freeman, JohnEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Miles, ValerieEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Barba, AndrésContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Coelho, OliverioContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Colino, Andrés RessiaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Falco, FedericoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hasbún, RodrigoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hernández, SòniaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Labbé, CarlosContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Montes, JavierContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Navarro, ElviraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Néspolo, MatíasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Neuman, AndrésContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Olmos, AlbertoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Oloixarac, PolaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ortuño, AntonioContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pron, PatricioContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Puenzo, LucíaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Roncagliolo, SantiagoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schweblin, SamantaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Solano, Andrés FelipeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Yushimito, CarlosContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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