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Masterful Fiction by Hispanic Authors

Famous and little-known, up and coming and classic, long and short stories—these haunting works are written about the Hispanic experience through the ages.

 

The House of the Spirits

A powerful chronicle of Chile's turbulent political history through the lens of a family.

 

2666

This beautifully translated sprawling epic covers a multitude of genres, characters, and countries, and has gained cult status since it was published in English in 2009.

 

Collected Fictions

This collection brings together Borges' complete short stories, poetic and dreamlike gems compounded of innumerable small surprises.

 

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

An overweight and lovelorn nerdy teenager must cope with a curse that has vexed his family for generations.

 

Blood Wedding

This classic of 20th-century drama, which follows a run-away bride, investigates desire and repression in a rural Spanish community.

 

One Hundred Years of Solitude

This masterpiece of magical realism, both highly comic and deeply tragic, chronicles a century in the life of a South American family.

 

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

This collection of poems, written when Neruda was nineteen years old, caused a scandal because of its frank sexuality, but later became Neruda's best known work.

 

Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles

An acclaimed book of short stories about the unexpected fates of Cuban American exiles.

 

Blindness

A strange plague falls over the world, causing blindness to everyone but a dentist's wife.

 

The Madonnas of Echo Park

A series of stories make up this beautiful and haunting novel about what it means to be Mexican American in a Los Angeles neighborhood.

 

The Black Minutes

This captivating police procedural set in Mexico was a finalist for several awards, including the prestigious crime fiction award Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere.

 
Sudden Fiction Latino: Short-Short Stories from the United States and Latin America edited by Robert Shapard, James Thomas and Ray Gonzalez

Very short stories (some less than 1,500 words) by some of the most venerated Latin authors of today.