The US panel is formed by industry experts, which may include translators, agents, librarians, professors, authors, 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 and the authors, their experience and also the readers’ reports commissioned by this office to readers selected beforehand. Members of the panel reach their decision with absolute independence.
The panel for the 2020 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.
Javier Molea, Foreign Languages Manager at McNally Jackson Books in Soho, New York.
Marta Lopez-Luaces, Ph. D. in Spanish and Latin American Literatures from NYU and Associate Professor at Montclair SU.
Susan Harris, editorial director of Words Without Borders and coeditor of The Ecco Anthology of International Poetry.
We greatly appreciate their work in making this edition of New Spanish Books a huge success, in spite of this being a year where we all had to deal with quarantine due to the COVID-19.
On a night of storm and mud, a bastard girl is born and, believing her to be still-born, they baptise her with the name Betsabé.
What happens when a human mind is transferred into a machine?
Based in a ramshackle house on the outskirts of Cadaqués, Simon Schneider works for a highly successful author who goes by the name Gran Bros and lives hidden away in New York.
Francisco Goya is in Cádiz recovering from a terrible illness that has left him deaf, with horrible fevers, headaches, and hallucinations.
A group of young friends cross a highway to Oriente at night not knowing if they will reach their destination, a leathery critic who no longer recognizes his own life is stranded at an airport, a beautiful you woman with a terminal illness reaches
After a life of extravagance, Angie has retired to a secluded village in the south.
After three years of work starting in December 2013, several covers, dozens of pages published in magazine and a World Press photo, the photographer Carlos Spottorno and the reporter Guillermo Abril propose to give a different narrative form to th
In August 1926 the wealthy Laparra family are enjoying a day on the beach in Biarritz. Magdalena Laparra takes her two children and walks into the sea with the intention of drowning herself.
Verdun, 1916. When the Great War breaks out, Irene Curie wants to be as close to the front as possible.
Lily Meyer is a writer, translator, and critic. Her translations include Claudia Ulloa Donoso’s story collections Little Bird and Ice for Martians. Her ...