Charco Press was born from a desire to do something a little out of the ordinary. To bring you, the reader, books from a different part of the world. Outstanding books. Books you want to read. Maybe even books you need to read.
Charco Press is ambitious. We aim to change the current literary scene and make room for a kind of literature that has been overlooked. We want to be that bridge between a world of talented contemporary writers and yourself.
We select authors whose works feed the imagination, challenge perspective and spark debate. Authors that are shining lights in the world of contemporary literature. Authors whose works have won awards and received critical acclaim. Bestselling authors. Yet authors you perhaps have never heard of. Because none of them have been published in English.
Stories Worth Reading
The enigma of a suburb in a nameless place where basements are forbidden yet every house must have a room kept ready for the President. A woman, who is also a wife and a mother, wrestles with her demons on the border of insanity, alienated by small village life in the French countryside. An unlikely messianic figure rises to lead a shantytown. A series of tales that seem to have no connection to one another -or do they?- make us reflect on the simplest of human sensations. An intriguing narration travelling through a roller-coaster of philosophical questions, looking for the beginning of history.
These are the journeys that await you in our 2017 catalogue.