Authors pick their 2008 favorite Latino books
By Carlos RodrÃguez Martorell
As author Dagoberto Gilb puts it, 2008 will be remembered for the “BolaÃ±o â€˜2666â€™ rage.”
Roberto BolaÃ±oâ€™s posthumous 900-page masterpiece, whose English translation arrived last month, has been voted the best Latino book of the year in Vivaâ€™s annual survey of writers.
Thirteen leading and upcoming authors from Latin America and the U.S. participated, and in the process gave us a peek at what they have in store for next year.
Dagoberto’s other picks: Aracelis Girmay’s Teeth and Juan Felipe Herrera’s Half of the World in Light, New and Selected Poems.
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