Latin American Fiction in Translation

A Bibliography

Compiled by João C. Barretto

Acquisitions Librarian and Coordinator of Collection Development

 
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.
The document is available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) file. If you do not already have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, I have provided a link below to facilitate obtaining it for your appropriate computing platform, i.e. Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, and UNIX. I have also placed a link below to the the actual bibliography itself.
I welcome feedback and suggestions from all who would like to send me an e-mail at the following address: jbarrett@ccsf.edu