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The true story behind the missing 43 students: Anabel Hernández in conversation

At a talk organised by English PEN at the Free Word Centre in London, English journalist Gaby wood spoke with Mexican investigative reporter Anabel Hernández about the newly released English translation of her book, The True Story Behind the Missing 43 Students. Hernández discussed her research into this unsolved mystery, and the evidence she found […]

German Andino’s graphic novels unmask gang violence in Honduras

Bristolatino’s Literature Editor Isaac Norris delves into the innovative comic of the Honduran artist German Andino, the first ever graphic novel in Central America.   Transformar números en barcos piratas (Transforming Numbers into Pirate Ships), by the Honduran illustrator and reporter German Andino, is the first chapter of a series titled El hábito de la […]

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 […]