Latin American Fiction in English
Compiled by João C. Barretto
Acquisitions Librarian and Coordinator of Collection
This bibliography is a compilation of Latin American/Caribbean
fiction comprising novels and collections of short stories originally
published in Spanish or Portuguese which are available in English
translation. It is arranged in alphabetical order by Latin American
countries. Within each country, authors and their works appear
alphabetically. Included are variant editions of the same title which
appear in chronological order, as well as bilingual editions.
Citations appear in the MLA (Modern Language Association) format and
provide information about the author, title, publisher, place of
publication and date of publication. Names appearing after the
primary author in some instances belong to the translator(s), editor
or individual providing an introduction. A table of contents arranged
alphabetically by country precedes the work and a joint author/title
index follows it. In order to facilitate differentiating between
author and title entries in the index, authors appear in bold caption
and titles appear underlined.
Due to the limited availability of English translations of Latin
American fiction, this bibliography reflects only a small percentage
of the numerous works in their original Spanish and Portuguese. It
does appear, however, that this is slowly changing. Previously, where
only a handful of translated works by renowned writers such as Carlos
Fuentes, Isabel Allende, Gabriel García Márquez or
Mario Vargas Llosa were available, concerted efforts today by more
translators and publishers have resulted in lesser-known authors'
works becoming available in English translation.
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