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Natalia’s Spring Picks 2022

Selected by Natalia de la Ossa


Spring 2022 has seen such a great array of new fiction published: we’ve already had a new Gothic novel by the Mexican-Canadian author Silvia Moreno-Garcia, and a new novel from Chilean author Diamela Eltit (translated by Daniel Hahn, who’s Catching Fire: A Translation Diary, published simultaneously, narrates the process of translating Eltit's book). It’s a pleasure to see Francisco Goldman, a Guatemalan author, publish Monkey Boy after many years’ silence, and I’m looking forward to reading The Dance Tree for its plot of a woman who dances for days.

From the publisher:
From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a sweeping romance rich with love and betrayal, with more than a dash of magic.‘One of the most beautiful books I’ve read in a long…

From the publisher:
Translated by Daniel HahnA literary icon in Chile and a major figure in the anti-Pinochet resistance, Diamela Eltit gets renewed attention in the English language in a novel of breakdowns. Holed up together, old, ill, and untethered from…

From the publisher:
‘Vivian is one of the most fascinating characters I’ve read in contemporary fiction: self-aware and lost, cutting and wounded, resilient and vulnerable – all those misfit bits that add up to the whole of a real human…

From the publisher:
The gripping new novel from Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Mercies.'Exceptionally brilliant. Immersive, sensual, compelling, ambitious' - Marian Keyes'Intriguing, haunting . . . raw,…

From the publisher:
A novel of enormous achievement, Monkey Boy tells the tale of Francisco Goldberg, a middle-aged writer who grapples with the challenges of family and love, legacies of violence and war, and growing up Guatemalan and Jewish in…

From the publisher:
Edinburgh, 2014. Two writer friends, Damaris and Oliver Pablo, escape London, the city that killed his brother. They spend their days trying to get to the library, bickering over their tanking bitcoin, failing to write or resist the…

From the publisher:
A provocative, razor-sharp, and timely debut novel about a beloved English professor facing a slew of accusations against her professor husband by former students – a situation that becomes more complicated when she herself develops…

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