Forthcoming Titles from Open Letter

Chad unveils Open Letter’s titles for summer 2010.

Some excellent stuff here. I very enthusiastically reviewed Quim Monzo’s The Enormity of the Tragedy for the Philly Inquirer two years ago, so I’m thrilled to see Open Letter will be bringing out his novel Gasoline.

Also on the list is A Thousand Peaceful Cities by Jerzy Pilch, which we excerpted and discussed at The Quarterly Conversation. And I’m thrilled to see The Private Lives of Trees by Alejandro Zambra since we very much liked his novella Bonsai (am I noting a tree theme here?) in TQC.

More from Conversational Reading:

  1. Bonsai in The Nation The Nation has had some excellent Latin American fiction coverage of late. Now there's a piece on Bonsai, the novella from Chileno Alejandro Zambra. This...
  2. Open Letter Spring Catalog Over at Three Percent, Chad Post is running down the titles in Open Letter’s spring catalog. The second of these is the hilarious story of...
  3. Open Letter Ditches Paper-Over-Board Chad has an interesting article about why Open Letter originally went with paper-over-board for its books: Marketing was the primary motivating factor in our decision...
  4. Mathias Enard’s Zone Acquired by Open Letter I’ve just learned that the experimental French novel Zone will be published in English by Chad Post’s Open Letter press, with the translation done by...
  5. Another Anthology of Latin American Voices Moleskine Literario points me to a short review of a Spanish-language anthology of new Latin American writing called El futuro no es nuestro. Apparently, all...

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I’m surprised I didn’t hear more about their first Pilch title. Great writing there.

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