|Brazilian writer Adriana Lisboa|
The Spanish-speaking world in general has only a handful of women writers publishing and if you do any search online for Spanish writing or Mexican writing or Argentine, etc., at least 90% of the writers are men. It's so unfortunate and so misleading.
Right now in the Women's World Cup of Literature there are four books battling it out:
Assault on Paradise by Costa Rican writer Tatiana Lobo
Crow Blue by Brazilian Adriana Lisboa
and at the same time:
Home by Toni Morrison is battling it out with Nigerian Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah.
I consistently admire what Open Letter does, not only are they working to combat the lack of women in the literary world, they work hard to introduce translated literature generally to the world. What a great mission.
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