Department |BOOKS IN SPANISH
La chica que lo tenía todo
(Luckiest Girl Alive)
Knoll’s novel explores the unbearable
pressure that so many women feel to have
a successful career and a family and introduces a heroine who has been protecting
a shocking secret.
Few new Spanish-language authors are being pub- lished by major houses in the U.S., but María Paulina Camejo signed a two-book
deal with HarperCollins Español in
April. Camejo is only 24 and graduated with honors in Spanish literature
from the University of Miami in 2014.
She was born in Venezuela and immigrated to the U.S. after her father was
imprisoned during the Chávez regime.
The books acquired by HC Español
were originally self-published by
Camejo starting in 2014. Her first novel, Beatriz decidió no casarse
(Beatriz decided not to wed), is set in Caracas, Madrid, and
Paris. It’s about a successful female writer in her 40s who
A New Latina Voice
Divorcio en el aire
(Divorce Is in the Air)
A darkly funny, acerbic novel about love–
and the end of love—and how hard it can
be to let go.
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In this shameless social satire, Palahniuk
imagines a world in which a billion husbands are about to be replaced by a new
line of sex toys for women.
Esa puta tan distinguida
(That Distinguished Whore)
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gives up on love in order to pursue her career, according to
Edward Benitez, senior acquisition editor for HC Español, who
acquired the books. Her second novel, Los complicados amores
de las hermanas Valverde (The complicated lovers of the Valverde
sisters), was self-published in 2015. Benitez says that the
romance novel is the story of three smart and beautiful sisters.
Each, to her surprise, falls in love with a man who isn’t her
type, forcing her to come to terms with what she seeks and what
HC Español will release the novels simultaneously in March
2017. Benitez heard about the books from Camejo’s agent,
Aleyso Bridger, and says he was impressed by their energy.
“Camejo is a young, supremely talented novelist who has written
two beautifully crafted novels that are smart and sophisticated,”
Benitez says. “We are very proud to be publishing her and
bringing her works to a wide audience of Spanish-language
Aquiles o el guerrillero y el asesino
(Achilles: Or, the Warrior and the
This novel chronicles the extraordinary
story of Carlos Pizarro, a tragic hero.
Robust, unbeatable, and full of virtue,
Pizarro went from militant communism
to becoming a candidate for president of
El beso del canguro
(The Kangaroo’s Kiss)
Rico delivers a funny and philosophical
novel, raw and sensual but full of poetry,
that pays homage to Lazarillo de Tormes
and is also an homage to literature.
María Paulina Camejo