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Nowhere People – Paulo Scott

I bumped into Daniel Hahn, the translator of Nowhere People, at an event the other evening. “Ah,” he said, “that’s a brave read!”…

Chronicle of a Death Foretold – Gabriel García Márquez

The opening line drags you into a labyrinthine murder investigation…

Dom Casmurro – Machado de Assis

Machado de Assis was one of the first black writers of acclaim in Brazil…

The Islands – Carlos Gamerro

Balanced somewhere between High-Rise-esque macabre futurism and war memoir…

The Book of Rio – Various

Images of Rio always seem to have reached me drenched in sunlight or violence, or some combination of the two…

Mothers and Shadows – Marta Traba

I would whole-heartedly recommend this book to anyone…

One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel García Márquez

Márquez had not just created a piece of poetry but an allegory for human life and suffering, and the steady winding of South American history…

The House of the Spirits – Isabel Allende

The sounds and colours were vivid and lasting in my mind…