Books by Alejandro Zambra

THE WORD OF THE SPEECHLESS by Julio Ramón Ribeyro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 2019

"A welcome selection of prose that introduces a Latin American master to English-language audiences."
Sometimes bleak, sometimes warily humorous stories by Peruvian writer Ribeyro. Read full book review >
MULTIPLE CHOICE by Alejandro Zambra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2016

"Though the overall effect is fragmentary, Zambra's fragments are consistently witty and provocative. A-minus."
True or false: can effective fiction be written in the format of a standardized test? Read full book review >
MY DOCUMENTS by Alejandro Zambra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"Winningly arch and unusual takes on common household predicaments."
Eleven quirky tales from the Chilean novelist (Ways of Going Home, 2013, etc.), powered by people's fear of relationships and the strange ways we project our urge for connection onto others.Read full book review >
WAYS OF GOING HOME by Alejandro Zambra
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"A metafictional layer cake of political, technical and poetic reflection—short, deft and striking."
How does the experience of dictatorship impact the children, and what is the relationship between writers and their material, asks a noted Chilean novelist. Read full book review >
THE PRIVATE LIVES OF TREES by Alejandro Zambra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 20, 2010

"A fleeting story translated with care—worth savoring. "
So often, we don't miss the things we love until we're sure they're gone for good—that's part of the lesson in this elegant, all-too-brief novella from prize-winning Chilean novelist and poet Zambra (Bonsai, 2008). Read full book review >