I recently got an email from the Chicago-base organization behind the annual Lit & Luz Festival of Language, Literature, and Art, MAKE Literary Productions, about their new virtual book club, the Lit & Luz Book Club.
Their line-up looks amazing. Their July book selection is Fernanda Melchor’s Hurricane Season (New Directions), translated from the Spanish by Sophie Hughes, which is currently on the shortlist for the International Booker Prize. They have a “Hurricane Season Book Club Virtual Meet-up” next week on July 27th and an “Author Chat with Fernanda Melchor” on July 28th. Sign up for the book club here to get all of the details and links to attend the events.
Upcoming book club titles for 2020 include:
August – Lost Children Archive (Desierto Sonoro) by Valeria Luiselli (Mex)
September – Illegal: Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant (Ilegal: Reflexiones de un inmigrante indocumentado) by José Ángel N. (Mex/US)
September – Finna: Poems by Nate Marshall (US)
October – Bezoar and Other Unsettling Stories (Pétalos y otras historias incómodas) by Guadalupe Nettel Translated from the Spanish by Suzanne Jill Levine
Oh, yea, and I’m back!