• The Best Colombian Novels - One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, translated by Gregory Rabassa
  • The Best Colombian Novels - Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez
  • The Best Colombian Novels - Una holandesa en América by Soledad Acosta de Samper
  • The Best Colombian Novels - The Vortex by José Eustasio Rivera
  • The Best Colombian Novels - December Breeze by Marvel Moreno

The Best Colombian Novels, recommended by Pilar Quintana

Colombian novels shot to international prominence after the publication of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, which told the story of his small, Colombian hometown by mixing in fantastical elements. The novel spoke to readers around the globe and García Márquez would go on to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Here, contemporary Colombian novelist Pilar Quintana introduces us to the works of this ‘genius’ as well as some of the other great novels of Colombian literature.

  • The best books on The Day of The Dead - The Skeleton at the Feast by Elizabeth Carmichael and Chloë Sayer
  • The best books on The Day of The Dead - The Days of the Dead by John Greenleigh and Rosalind Beimler
  • The best books on The Day of The Dead - Día de los Muertos: A Cultural Legacy, Past, Present & Future Curated by Linda Vallejo and Betty Brown
  • The best books on The Day of The Dead - On the Path of Marigolds: Living Traditions of Mexico's Day of the Dead by Ann Murdy
  • The best books on The Day of The Dead - El Corazon de la Muerte by Oakland Museum of California

The best books on The Day of The Dead, recommended by Regina Marchi

As long as they live in our memories, family members and loved ones who have died remain with us. That’s what is celebrated on the Day of the Dead, an indigenous Latin American tradition that survived both Catholic missionaries and the modernizing state to flourish in recent years, featuring in more than one Hollywood blockbuster. Regina Marchi, a professor at Rutgers University and author of Day of the Dead in the USA, talks us through the origins, evolution and contemporary celebrations of the Day of the Dead.