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 2023 edition was formed by:
Chad Post, Director of Open Letter Books and Managing Editor of Three Percent.
Katie King, journalist, literary translator with a PhD in Hispanic Studies. Her translations of Spanish poetry and prose have been published in Words Without Borders, Columbia, etc.
Katie Whittmore, translator of the 10 of 30: New Spanish Narrative anthologies for 2019 and 2020 in collaboration with Spain’s AECID, and 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.
In the texts collected in Eduardo Halfon’s new book, parenthood –with its high and low points– is often the lens through which the author revisits some of the favorite themes of his literary world.
Irene is sure that she has lived the most perfect marriage in the world. She remembers her relationship with Marcelo, her late husband, as years of absolute dedication and passion between two human beings.
In 2021, Edurne Portela receives a call in which she is offered some historical documents about María Josefa Sansberro, known as Maddi.
April 11, 1970. Argentine singer Sandro will become the first Latin American artist to perform at Madison Square Garden, and Gloria will be one of the lucky attendees at that fabled concert.
In the springtime, the goldfinches return to Alhucemas from the desert, the same desert from which Brahim's brother is returning after participating in the Green March.
Galicia, 1853. Galicia, 1853. The wettest winter in history has destroyed the crops, and a cholera epidemic begins to wreak havoc among the population.
The story takes place in Cañada Real, the largest shanty town in the whole of Europe.
One afternoon at the end of August, Catalina, who has just turned sixteen, leaves her best friend’s house on a suburban development following an unpleasant incident.
We all learn in early childhood which people form our family and what links connect us to each of them.
Lily Meyer is a writer, translator, and critic. Her translations include Claudia Ulloa Donoso’s story collections Little Bird and Ice for Martians. Her ...