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    Charco Press

    Charco Press is an award-winning Edinburgh-based publisher focused on bringing the best Latin American authors to English-speaking readers. 

    In just four years of publishing, Charco has had two finalists for the prestigious International Booker Prize, and has won Scottish Small Press of the Year at the British Book Awards twice, in 2019 and 2021. Their titles have been reviewed in The New York Times, The Guardian, The New Yorker, TLS and other major publications in the UK and internationally.

    Charco's The Wind That Lays Waste by Selva Almada was the winner of the 2019 EIBF First Book Award, as voted for by the public.

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    Holiday Heart

    Lucia and Pablo are a couple, school teachers who left Colombia to make a living in the US. While Pablo keeps fond memories of his motherland and a close relationship with his family, Lucia rejects all notions of patriotism and nostalgia. After struggling to conceive for a long time, Lucia finally gets pregnant with twins - but shuts Pablo out.


    Written in a sometimes irreverent style, in short fragments that at points are more like haikus than narrative prose, this is a truly original reflection on love, relationships, solitude and the aesthetics and purpose of writing.


    Alternating between refugees occupying a building, a father's sickness, and a wife's pregnancy, _Occupation _examines the fragility of life and the brutality of not belonging.

    Older Brother

    During the summer of 2014, on one of the stormiest days on record to hit the coast of Uruguay, 31-year old Alejandro, lifeguard and younger brother of our protagonist, dies after being hit by lightning.

    Ramifications -Pre-Order-

    In his second novel, Daniel Saldana Paris has created a bone chilling, exact portrait of a hypersensitive childhood that must torture and repeat itself in the mind of the protagonist.


    In the terrifying atmosphere of late 1970s Buenos Aires, a young militant couple engaged in the resistance against the military regime adopt a child. Amid the ever-growing oppression, the couple and their baby flee to Brazil, believing it to be a more tranquil country in which to raise a family and pursue their lives.

    Slum Virgin

    The slum, the government, the mafia, the Virgin Mary, corrupt police, prostitutes, transvestites, thieves, drug dealers, cumbia, excess: a pageant of diverse elements combine in this epic novel deemed to be a `revelation for contemporary literature' and `pure dynamite' (Andres Neuman).


    Consiglio presents a universe of seemingly unrelated tales, linked perhaps by a certain rhythm in the prose or by subtle dimensions of violence and perversion. As reflections on the uncontrollable nature of life, as depictions of how the most benign detail can itself become a threat, these stories do not offer neat endings.

    The Distance Between Us

    Cisneros digs into his own family history to understand and demystify the figure of `El Gaucho': the controversial Secretary, and subsequently Minister of War, during the regime of Francisco Morales Bermudez in Peru. In this book, the intimate perspective and the passage of time reveal the unknown truths about a man, a family and an entire country.

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