PEN To Help Translate Evelio Rosero

English PEN have just announced the full list of recipients for their PEN Promotes and PEN Translates programmes and La Carroza de Bolívar by Colombian author Evelio Rosero is on the list for the latter. La Carroza de Bolívar (The Bolívar Carriage or the slightly daft-sounding Bolívar’s Carnival Float) is Evelio Rosero’s most recent novel, and perhaps his most controversial. It concerns a contented gynaecologist, with two houses and an …

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MacLehose Press Prize News

At MacLehose Press we love prizes. Not so much your common or garden prizes like the Booker or the Samuel Johnson. More your Premio Campiellos or Golden Owls – the most prestigious literary prize in Flanders . . . as if you didn’t know. And the thing about having authors on the list from so many countries is that at any given moment a MacLehose author is – somewhere in …

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Lucy Popescu’s Review of Good Offices

The journalist and author Lucy Popescu has viagra patent written a very impressive review of Good Offices on the, frankly excellent, cultural resource for Latin America and the Caribbean latineos.com. The Catholic Church has had a bad press of late with a series of damaging child-abuse scandals and shameful cover-ups. Its opposition to contraception and abortion, its subjugation of women and its homophobia have also come under fire. Evelio Rosero, …

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Festival Of Ibero-American Literature

This month should be a good one for devotees of Latin American Literature: the third Festival of Ibero-American Literature will be taking place between the 14th and 18th November in the the Charing Cross branch of Foyles Bookshop. And, rather thrillingly, there will be an Evelio Rosero event on the very first day: MONDAY 14TH NOVEMBER, 18.30 “AN INSIGHT INTO THE WORK OF EVELIO ROSERO” Award-winning Colombian author Evelio Rosero …

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More New Office For Good Offices

Another wonderful blog review for Evelio Rosero’s Good Offices, this time from the Milo’s Rambles blog. One thing became clear to me early on – while reading viagra vs cialis reviews // http://viagraonline-storerx.com/ // cialis without ed // dosage of viagra // is the canadian pharmacy legit // canadian superstore online pharmacy reviews // cialis print ad // http://genericcialis-rxotc.com/ Good Offices by Evelio Rosero – was its fluidity. Reading such …

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Good Offices: First Reviews

Evelio Rosero’s second novel in English translation, Good Offices, was published this month. His first novel in translation, The Armies, won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2009. Here are some of the first reviews for Good Offices, all at this stage for the (identical in terms of text) American edition, which is being published by New Directions. Anne McLean, who translated The Armies, worked with a co-translator for Good Offices, …

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Backlist Extract: The Armies by Evelio Rosero

And this is how it was: at the Brazilian’s house the  macaws laughed all the time; I heard them from the top of my garden wall, when I was up the ladder, picking my oranges, tossing them into the big palm-leaf basket; now and again I sensed the three cats behind me watching from high up in the almond trees. What were they telling me? Nothing, there was no understanding …

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Return of the Mac (Once Again)

In 2011 MacLehose Press are releasing six titles by authors who are publishing their second novel with us. Translated from French, Spanish, Arabic and Dutch, two have won Independent Foreign Fiction Prizes while all have been extremely well received by reviewers. In November of last year we previewed the first three: The Folded Earth by Anuradha Roy, The Goldsmith’s Secret by Elia Barceló and Monsieur Linh and His Child by Philippe …

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Evelio Rosero Wins Another International Prize

  The Danish edition of The Armies has won the ALOA Prize that awards and promotes literature from Africa, Latin America, Oceania and Asia in Denmark. It is the third literary prize Rosero has won for the novel, following the Tusquets Editores Prize (2006) for a novel from the Spanish-speaking world and the UK’s Independent Foreign Fiction Prize (2009), which was shared with translator Anne McLean. Chair of judges for …

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