Translated fiction makes up less than two percent of fiction titles in the UK, yet recently fiction in translation has been punching above its weight. Heavyweights such as Elena Ferrante and Han Kang have been flying off the shelves and exciting new publishers are bringing original and distinctive writing to an English-language market. A new voice has been added to these champions of translations: that of brand new Edinburgh-based publisher Charco Press, who aim to showcase the best of modern fiction from Latin America.
We’re delighted to be showcasing two of Charco’s authors, Ariana Harwicz and Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, who are considered to be at the forefront of the so-called new Argentinian fiction. Both authors will be reading from and discussing their newly translated novels, Harwicz from Die, My Love and Cámara from Slum Virgin.