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Reopening Chile’s legendary publishing house Editorial Nascimento

BristoLatino’s Edie Essex Barrett is currently on her year abroad in Santiago, Chile, working to relaunch the old publishing house: Editorial Nascimento. The literary brilliance of prominent Latin American poets such as Pablo Neruda and Gabriela Mistral continues to be acknowledged and celebrated across the globe. However, their extensive successes and bibliographies make it too […]

This month we’re reading…Reinaldo Arenas

Every month, we tell you which Latin American authors we are reading. Taking many different forms and featuring writers stretching the whole of the South, Central and North America, we bring to you a wide selection of the works that are stirring literary interests. This month, Literature Editor Isaac Norris writes about Reinaldo Arenas, an LGBT […]

This month we’re reading….The Book of Emma Reyes

Every month, we tell you which Latin American writings we are reading. Taking many different forms and featuring writers stretching the whole of the South, Central and North America, we bring to you a wide selection of the modern works that are stirring literary interests. This month, Theatre Editor Helen Brown is taken with Emma Reyes’ autobiographical […]

This month we’re reading….Liliana Lara

Every month, we tell you which Latin American writings we are reading. Taking many different forms and featuring writers stretching the whole of the South, Central and North America, we bring to you a wide selection of the modern works that are stirring literary interests. This month, Literature Editor Millie Corp explores the work of […]

This Month We’re Reading….Frank Baez

Every month, we tell you which Latin American writings we are reading. Taking many different forms and featuring writers stretching the whole of the South, Central and North America, we bring to you a wide selection of the modern works that are stirring literary interests. This month, Literature Editor Millie Corp is delving us into […]

Diamela Eltit and the escaping voice in Lumpérica

With her first novel Lumpérica (1983), Diamela Eltit created an intellectual space at a time when freedom of thought and expression was not permitted in Chile. Labelled as one of the most famous Chilean writers, Eltit grew up in Santiago, where she remained for the entirety of the Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990). Edie Essex Barrett talks […]

A She-River Is Born, by Consuelo Rivera-Fuentes

Chilean poet Consuelo Rivera-Fuentes is back on BristoLatino with another impacting piece of poetry. In December, we introduced you to her work with Wonder-Makers We Are,  and now we are lucky enough to be able to read A She-River Is Born.   In this poem, Consuelo makes obvious the inspiration she draws from the great […]

This month we’re reading….Paradises by Iosi Havilio

Every month, we tell you which Latin American writings we are reading. Taking many different forms and featuring writers stretching the whole of South, Central and North America, we bring to you a wide selection of the modern works that are stirring literary interests. This month we’re all about Iosi Havilio and his novel Paradises. […]

Wonder-Makers We Are, by Consuelo Rivera-Fuentes

In 1992, writer, publisher and teacher, Consuelo Rivera-Fuentes, left Chile for the UK. She is an academic specialising in Sociology and Women’s Studies. BristoLatino Editor-in-Chief, Rebecca Wilson, heard Rivera-Fuentes read her poem, ‘Maravilladoras Somos’ at the Latin America Conference 2017 in London.   “Escribo poesía porque es vida y está en mi sangre. Pienso y siento que […]