Thursday, April 7, 2011

Death on a Galician Shore

Today sees the publication in London of Domingo Villar's second novel, Death on a Galician Shore (A praia dos afogados). The English translation is by Sonia Soto, who also translates authors such as Arturo Pérez-Reverte and Guillermo Martínez. The book is published by Abacus (an imprint of Little, Brown).

Villar's first novel, Water-Blue Eyes (Ollos de auga), also featuring Inspector Leo Caldas, was published by Arcadia Books in 2007.

It is fantastic that, through the enterprise of his translators, Villar's work is reaching a wider audience. This brings the number of books of Galician literature in English translation to forty!

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