1. "Some fathers never die."


  3. Vásquez was presented with a cheque for €75,000, with his translator Anne McLean winning €25,000.

    You go, Anne McLean. 


  4. Shelf Awareness explores the Global Market Forum: Books in Translation at BEA.


  6. Congrats to Shelley Frisch! 

    (via The Literary Saloon)


  8. publishersweekly:

    The Google Map below is a stripped-down version of the path that Arturo Belano, Ulises Lima, Lupe, and Juan García Madero take in search of Cesárea Tinajero in Book III of Roberto Bolaño’s The Savage Detectives.

    In total, they make some 70 stops and go well over 3,000 miles (see below the map…


  9. hmhbooks:

    Happy belated birthday to Amos Oz.

    (Source: hmhco.com)


  10. Writers on Gabriel García Márquez

    Shelf Awareness gathers writers writing about Gabriel Garcia Marquez from the pages of its newsletters:

    Favorite lines:

    "There is no greater glory than to die for love." —from Love in the Time of Cholera, chosen by Jon Katz

    "Amputees suffer pains, cramps, itches in the leg that is no longer there. That is how she felt without him, feeling his presence where he no longer was." —from Love in the Time of Cholera, chosen by Mike Greenberg

    "Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice." —fromOne Hundred Years of Solitude, chosen by María Dueñas (and many others)

    Book they want to read again for the first time:

    Philip Connors: Love in the Time of Cholera. “Rarely has a book so absorbed me in a fictional world.”

    Nic Brown: One Hundred Years of Solitude. “When I read the last line, my brain almost exploded. I can never put the pieces back together now.”

    Emily Raboteau: ”Hands down, One Hundred Years of Solitude. Pure magic, every line.”

  11. hmhbooks:

    Pretty new rejackets of some of our favorites and an alarming account of a traumatic brain injury. Here’s what’s hitting the shelves this week:

    Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel by Jason Padgett and Maureen Seaberg. The remarkable story of an ordinary man whose world was transformed when a traumatic brain injury left him with an extraordinary mathematical gift.

    The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco. A beautiful new rejacket of Umberto Eco’s first novel, an international sensation and winner of the Premio Strega and the Prix Medicis Etranger awards.

    The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton. Another gorgeous Anya Seton rejacket (browse the rest here), The Winthrop Woman tells the story of Elizabeth Winthrop, a real historical figure who married into the family of Governor John Winthrop of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and moved to the wild New World in 1631.

    Happy reading!

    New edition of The Name of the Rose!