Natasha Wimmer is the translator of Roberto Bolano’s The Savage Detectives, 2666 and, most recently, Between Parentheses: Essays, Articles, and Speeches (1998–2003).
In Mañana Forever? Jorge Castañeda chronicles the growth of the middle class to argue that Mexico is not a failed state.
The Latin Boom writers failed to appreciate the work of fellow novelist Manuel Puig, who wrote about housewives and homosexuals.
The Black Minutes, a nuanced neo-noir, conveys how narco-violence has leached the Mexican justice system of meaning.