Granta 121: The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists, Edited by John Freeman
Arifa Akbar is literary editor of The Independent and i newspapers. She has worked at The Independent since 2001 as a news reporter and arts correspondent before joining the books desk in 2009. She was a judge for the Orwell Prize for books 2013, and the Fiction Uncovered Prize 2014, and is currently judging the Aesthetica Magazine new writing prize.
Saturday 03 November 2012
The lack of will to translate Brazilian literature has left new voices unheard. This collection hopes to recify that.
Several writers tackle the legacy of their parents' generation in memoir form: the dictatorship in Uruguay in Miguel Del Castillo's "Violeta"; Argentine militancy in Julián Fuks "The Dinner".
There is mischievous conversation between a woman and her male therapist in "Every Tuesday", and Tatiana Salem Levy's sensuous tale of a woman torn between her lover and her love of a city – Rio. AA
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