Every year, Litro publishes international editions focusing on different parts of the globe.

We are living at a time when borders and frontiers dividing lines of all sorts, both geographical and ideological, form part of everyday discourse. In Latin America, a continent composed of many countries, some borders are more fraught than others. Here we invite authors from eight Latin American countries to write about their own experience of boundaries, real and imagined, in a bold array of poetry, fiction, and essay.

We celebrated this issue with a festival in New York (14 September 2017) and London (26th – 31st October). In New York, Litro held a launch event and benefit night with Restless Books as part of the Brooklyn Book Festival

In London, Litro teamed up with friends Cervantes Institute, The London Library, The British Library & Waterstones to present to Londoners a series of events from drumming workshops to poetry readings.

  • Latin American Festival Magazine…

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    Relive the festival by buying the magazine – #165 Latin America: Breaking Borders…

    Writers in this issue include:

    • Carlos Fonseca
    • Lina Meruane
    • Natalia Toledo
    • Fernanda Torres,
    • …and lots, lots more

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  • Chloe Aridjis

    Chloe Aridjis

    Aridjis the editor of Latin America: Breaking Borders. Born in New York City, raised in Mexico City and the Netherlands, she is now based in London. She has published two widely acclaimed novels and was a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow.

  • Oliver Balch

    Oliver Balch

    Balch is a writer and researcher based in Porto, Portugal. His work has appeared in The Guardian, and he has published three books: Under the Tump: Sketches of Life on the Welsh Borders, India Rising, and Viva South America!

  • Carlos Fonseca

    Carlos Fonseca

    Fonseca was born in Costa Rica, grew up in Puerto Rico and is based in London. He was chosen as one of the Hay Festival's 39 most promising writers under 40. He currently teaches at Cambridge University.

  • Daniel Hahn

    Daniel Hahn

    Hahn is a London-based translator of Spanish, Portuguese and French. He is prominent in the UK translation community and has translated several dozen books, including Independent Foreign Fiction Prize winner The Book of Chameleons.

  • Lina Meruane

    Lina Meruane

    Meruane is a Chilean writer based in New York City. Her novel Seeing Red won the Mexican Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz prize in 2012 and its English translation was released in 2016 to wide acclaim. She teaches writing at New York University.

  • Natalia Toledo

    Natalia Toledo

    Toledo is a Mexican poet who writes in Spanish and the indigenous language Zapotec. Her poetry has been published in collections and individually in publications across the world. She has been a fellow of FONCA and FOESCA.

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