HUSH Podcast #130 — Books from Latin America

Show Notes

Joining us in the studio:

Dr. Miguel Gonzalez-Abellas, Professor of Spanish, Washburn University recommends literature from Latin America for your Reading Around the World Challenge!


Show Notes

Key writers

  • Ficciones (Fictions) and El Aleph (The Aleph) by Jorge Luis Borges
  • Macunaíma by Mário de Andrade
  • Sab by Gertrudis Gomez de Avellaneda
  • Alejo Carpentier, especially Los Pasos Perdidos (The Lost Steps), El Reino de Este Mundo (The Kingdom of this World) and The Chase
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude and The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel García Márquez
  • El Señor Presidente by Miguel Angel Asturias
  • Yo el Supremo (I, the Supreme) by Augusto Roa Bastos

Thriller, existentialism

  • El Túnel  (The Tunnel) by Ernesto Sabato

Latin America

  • Paradiso by José Lezama Lima
  • Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo
  • Deep Rivers by José María Arguedas

Boom writers


  • The Slaughterhouse by Esteban Echeverría
  • Maria by Jorge Isaacs
  • Los de Abajo (The Underdogs) by Mariano Azuela
  • Doña Bárbara by Rómulo Gallegos

Additional titles

In case we don’t mention enough titles to quench your insatiable thirst for more books, here are some additional lists:

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What’s Next?

HUSH Upcoming Episodes

Thanks for listening! We love to hear from listeners. Don’t forget to turn in your entry form by Dec 31, 2018 for our year-long Reading Around the World challenge!

  • Nov 27, 2018 – 2Book Topeka: Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
  • Dec 18, 2018 – Best Books of 2018

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Every three weeks join librarian hosts Thad Hartman, Lissa Staley and Miranda Ericsson with special guests from the library and community in a new episode of HUSH.

Thad, Miranda and Lissa host the HUSH podcast

Thad, Miranda and Lissa host the HUSH podcast

Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book discussion leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, and frequent library customer. She loves her kids, being a librarian, living in Topeka, and helping people form connections and community. (She's the Community Connections Librarian!) She reads a new book every few days, but is enjoying the audiobook of "Empress of Forever" by Max Gladstone, the ebook "When We Were Magic" by Sarah Gailey and is eagerly awaiting John Scalzi's "The Last Emperox" in April!