António Lobo Antunes
A Última Porta Antes da Noite
A journey into the subconscious of five men linked by a criminal pact.
The title A Última Porta Antes da Noite is a reference to the opera Bluebeard’s Castle, by Béla Bartók, and the mystery of the seven doors. Lobo Antunes “opens the doors” into the minds of five characters who’ve planned and committed a crime.
Rodrigo Blanco Calderón
Los terneros / Sacrifices
Rodrigo Blanco Calderón is one of Latin America’s leading young short story writers. After his foray into the novel with the extraordinary and unclassifiable book The Night (Alfaguara, 2016), Rodrigo Blanco is back with seven fascinating stories. This tableau of wonders is inhabited by strange, appealing characters: a taxidermist painter marooned in a hostile society; a blind man who knows his labyrinthine city like the back of his hand; a female motorcyclist who rides naked through the night; a foreigner who learns a language making confessions in Paris churches; and a dying pilot who finds peace listening to a reading of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
Alicia Giménez Bartlett
Mi querido asesino en serie / My Dear Serial Killer
A middle-aged woman is found dead in her own house. This is undoubtedly a murder, but a very special one: the woman has suffered a ferocious attack and her face has been slashed. On her corpse, a spiteful love letter.
Petra Delicado, Fermín Garzón and inspector Roberto Fraile, from the regional police, share the investigation of the case. It will not be the last female victim with identical criminal characteristics. Are the two police forces facing an unusual serial killer? Everything seems to indicate so.
Alicia Giménez Bartlett has come back with a new Petra Delicado case.
Cabré's reflections on reading, writing, music and art gathered in a single volume.
Jaume Cabré conceives literature as a search. Throughout the years, this search has been generating doubts in him, testing him and even setting traps for him. From the knowledge of someone who has been giving answers and solutions to the creative process for decades, Cabré has written three testimonial and theoretical texts that are a treasure for any lover of literature and art. They are texts written with the complicity of those who recognize themselves, above all, as a reader, as a listener, as a spectator.
El rey recibe / The King Receives
The first book in the Three Laws of Motion trilogy, which explores the major developments of the second half of the 20th century.
In the early 1970s, Rufo Batalla lands a badly paid job at the New York Chamber of Commerce. Rufo is a classical music enthusiast and recent graduate in Germanic Languages from the University of Barcelona, plagued by a restless heart not even he can tame.
Gabriel García Márquez
El escándalo del siglo / The Scandal of the Century
Anthology of the journalistic work of Gabriel García Márquez. More than fifty representative texts throughout his career, selected by Cristóbal Pera. With prologue by John Lee Anderson.
Les dones i els dies / Las mujeres y los días
It is without a doubt one of the most important Catalan poetry books of the second half of the 20th century.
Todas as crônicas / Complete Chronicles
After the impressive success of Todos os Contos, this definitive edition contains all of this legendary Brazilian author’s chronicles, with over 120 unpublished texts.
Clarice Lispector's stories for the Jornal do Brasil were written “with a flying pen” between 1967 and 1973. This volume, which includes texts published in other newspapers and magazines, finally gives us a panoramic view.
El buque del diablo / The ship of the devil
This is the story not only of Goeben, but also of the man who commanded it; the story of a man who, acting on his own, under his own criteria, changed the destiny of the world.
Venjaré la teva mort / I’ll Avenge Your Death
A return to the crime genre by Carme Riera, winner of Spain’s National Literature Prize and member of the Royal Spanish Academy
After Natura quasi morta (Almost Still Life), Carme Riera is back with another crime novel. This thriller combines all the key elements of the genre with the author’s characteristic mastery, irony and social criticism.