The starting point for this strange little novel by Spanish novelist Andrés Barba was a ghastly game in a Brazilian orphanage in the 1960s. Trevor takes a look at Barba's Such Small Hands, translated from the Spanish by Lisa Dillman.
Trevor reviews Javier Marías's most recent novel, Thus Bad Begins, translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa.
Trevor reviews César Aira's The Proof, translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor. New Directions published this in a twofer that includes Aira's The Little Buddhist Monk.
New Directions has just released a new book containing two new-to-English novellas by the great César Aira: The Little Buddhist Monk and The Proof, each translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor. In this post, Trevor writes about The Little Buddhist Monk, which he considers to be one of the best Aira novellas in years.
Lee reviews Samanta Schweblin's Fever Dream, translated from the Spanish by Megan McDowell, and recently placed on the Man Booker Prize International Prize longlist.