This epic fictionalized biography chronicles the life of Cuban performer and little person Espiridiona Cenda, who arrives in New York at the end of the 19th century determined to make it as a singer and dancer at 26 inches tall.
Whenever I’m looking for something to read but don’t quite know what I want, I find myself looking at award lists for ideas. Those books must have won for a reason, right?
The Premio Alfaguara de Novela is one of those awards. Considered one of the most prestigious awards in Spanish language literature, it’s been bestowed on such authors as Eliseo Alberto, Elena Poniatowska and Manuel Vincent, who had the honor of winning twice. In anticipation of the new winner’s announcement in 2021, check out these past winners and see if anything catches your eye.
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A man who confines his daughter to a castle is kidnapped in this fairy tale-esque take on a real Colombian kidnapping case.