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Latest Review: "In Spite of the Dark Silence" by Jorge Volpi

The latest addition to our Reviews Section is a piece by Kaitlyn Brady on Jorge Volpi’s In Spite of the Dark Silence, which is translated from the Spanish by Olivia Maciel and available from Swan Isle Press. Kaitlyn was in my “Introduction to Literary Publishing/Open Letter Internship” class last ...

In Spite of the Dark Silence

With In Spite of the Dark Silence, Jorge Volpi puts a new spin on a classic tale of obsession, following the fictional narrator who is consumed with his research of actual Mexican poet and chemist, Jorge Cuesta. The fictionalized biography, in its slightly bizarre nature, weaves the narrator’s research of Cuesta with the ...

Jaume Cabre's Winter Journey

To celebrate the release of Catalan author Jaume Cabre’s Winter Journey, Swan Isle Press — which was founded in 1999 and publishes a lot of literature from Latin America and Spain, and is definitely worth checking out — released this video below featuring a 10-minute interview with Cabre. Definitely worth ...