Authors pick their 2008 favorite Latino books
By Carlos Rodríguez Martorell
As author Dagoberto Gilb puts it, 2008 will be remembered for the “Bolaño ‘2666’ rage.”
Roberto Bolaño’s posthumous 900-page masterpiece, whose English translation arrived last month, has been voted the best Latino book of the year in Viva’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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