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, the authors, and the books themselves, as well as 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 2021 edition was formed by:
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 year and a half being a time where we all had to deal with face masks, quarantine and vaccination due to COVID-19.
The letter opener begins with the letters that a childhood friend wrote in the 1920s to García Lorca, the distant inspiration of his hopes and dreams.
Can death be a form of art? Comisario Ruiz is on leave from the force. It's the festival in the capital and everybody is having fun by the Manzanares river.
From Franco's prisons to Nazi extermination camps, Mercedes Núñez Targa, a twentieth-century woman of conviction, (Barcelona 1911-Vigo 1986), tells her incredible odyssey.
Valencia, 1955. Bruno falls into a trap set by the police at the Ruzafa movie theater to arrest homosexuals under the umbrella of the social danger law.
A surreal, outrageous and terrifying black comedy. A unique version of Madrid is once again the setting for the author’s story. This time the protagonist is a comedian with the nickname Beaver, famous for his television monologues.
The year is 2055. Huge multinational companies dominate a globalised world and the symbols of a person's identity can be sold on the market through sophisticated advertising techniques.
The new novel from Eloy Moreno, an icon of more than 110,000 sales and twenty editions! This special 2020 edition includes a bonus chapter, El Dragón (The Dragon). Exciting, moving, different...
Prague, August 10, 1942. Hans Krasa, a Czech composer and orchestra conductor of Jewish origin, is arrested by the SS and sent to the concentration camp at Theresienstadt.
What does the word INFINITE mean? Claudia is worried because she can't find the definition of this mathematical concept. Thanks to the support of her parents, she comes to understand that a world of emotions hides behind this number.
Lily Meyer is a writer, translator, and critic. Her translations include Claudia Ulloa Donoso’s story collections Little Bird and Ice for Martians. Her ...