The US panel is formed by industry experts, which may include translators, agents, authors, professors, editors and publishers. Sometimes the panelists change, allowing more professionals to participate in this project. Our panel of experts meets twice a year for each edition, and their decisions are based on their knowledge of the market, the authors, and the books themselves, as well as their experience, as well as by the readers’ reports commissioned by this office to readers previously contacted and selected. Members of the panel reach their decision with absolute independence.
The panel for the 2022 edition was formed by:
Andrea Montejo , Founder of the Indent Literary Agency, where she represents Spanish, Portuguese, and English-language authors throughout the world.
Chad Post , Director of Open Letter Books and Managing Editor of Three Percent.
Esther Allen , translator from Spanish and French, Associate Professor at Baruch College, City University of New York.
Katie Whittmore , translator of the 10 of 30: New Spanish Narrative anthologies for 2019 and 2020 in collaboration with Spain’s AECID, and also an Instructor of English for Speakers of Other Languages.
Lawrence Schimel , literary translator, primarily between Spanish and English. He is also an award-winning writer (in Spanish and English) and anthologist.
Marta Lopez-Luaces , Ph. D. in Spanish and Latin American Literatures from NYU and Associate Professor at Montclair SU. She is also a published author.
We greatly appreciate their work in making this edition of New Spanish Books an immense success, after the difficulties imposed on everyone by the two years of pandemic and COVID nightmares.
This is a novel as funny as an after-dinner chat with friends, but as aggressive as a gut punch. Part of this contradiction can be found within its protagonist, Basilio, nicknamed the Hippopotamus by his enemies.
Ein Mann, nennen wir ihn Marcelo Mosén, denkt über die Umstände seines persönlichen Niedergangs nach, der parallel zum Zusammenbruch eines Landes verläuft, das durchaus das Spanien nach der Pandemie sein könnte.
Adirane returns to the family home in her town next to the river in the north of the Basque Country with the fragile excuse of recording her Granny Ruth's first childhood memories of the Civil War.
Emma Olsen is confronting the last months of her life. She is suffering a terminal illness and knows that death is near.
Three stories cross on the pages of "The Past Lives of Dolphins": the fate of an unfinished book by the feminist Edith Wynner dedicated to Rosika Schwimmer the activist, pacifist, and suffragist multiple nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize and the r
Lucha, the old woman, is about to be killed by her husband in front of the astonished eyes of her granddaughter. The the anger accumulated over the decades has its origins on a specific date: the 2nd January 1921.
A tough and emotional journey in the last straights of the 19th century; a story written in several voices: that of Sisca, 15 years old, imprisoned because women did not own their own bodies; those of women like Concepción Arenal, a prison visitor
What happens when the mother of your best friend in high school reappears twenty-five years later to ask you what was in her daughter's pockets the day she was hit by a train?
A young woman is overjoyed to discover she is pregnant. So the rollercoaster starts, planning to redecorate the house with her partner, choosing a name, imagining their new life together.
"I've always suffered from poor sleep. It is one of the fundamental facts of my life." This is the opening of a book about the experience of those who, like the author, have trouble sleeping.
Douglas Suttle is a writer, translator and editor based in Catalonia. As well as writing for several newspapers and magazines throughout Europe, he ...