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Recommended Reading from Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez

Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez, our Community Kick-Off Event speaker was asked during the Q&A following his talk to share some of his favorite Latin American/Latinx authors.
His list was quite extensive - and too quick for us to write down! So, he kindly emailed his recommendations for us to share. Enjoy!

It almost goes without saying, but Luis Alberto Urrea! Favorites include: Into the Beautiful North, the Devil's Highway, and The House of Broken Angels.

LATIN AMERICAN:

Colombia:
Gabriel García Márquez, Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Gabriel García Márquez, Innocent Erendira: and Other Stories

Peru:
Mario Vargas Llosa, La guerra del fin del mundo (translation: The War of the End of the World)
Santiago Roncagliolo, Abril rojo (translation: Red April) A really great thriller. 

Ecuador:
Gabriela Alemán, Poso Wells (same title in Spanish and English)

Argentina:
Rodrigo Fresán, The Bottom of the Sky (original: El fondo del cielo)

Mexico:
Juan Rulfo, Pedro Páramo
Juan Rulfo, El llano en llamas (translation: The Burning Plain)
Cristina Rivera Garza, The Taiga Syndrome (original: El mal de la Taiga)

Brazil:
Clarice Lispector. The Hour of the Star
J.M. Machado de Asis. The Posthumous Memories of Bras Cubas

 

LATINX:

Susana Chávez Silverman, Killer Crónicas
Sandra Cisneros, Woman Hollering Creek
Pat Mora, Tomás and the Library Lady
Tomás Rivera, …and the Earth did Not Swallow Him
Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Around the Bloc

And of course - be sure to check out Santiago's work!