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Latinx Authors & Stories

Last Updated: April 2, 2024

A Haunting in Hialeah Gardens by Raul Palma

Since his wife died, Hugo Contrera’s debt from her medical bills has become insurmountable and his world in Miami has shrunk. One day, Hugo’s nemesis, Alexi Ramirez, Hugo’s debt collector, calls, asking for Hugo’s help with his haunted house. Alexi will forgive Hugo’s debt if he can successfully cleanse his home; but despite being a babaláwo, Hugo doesn’t believe in spirits.

Blackouts by Justin Torres

Blackouts
by Justin Torres

As Juan Gay waits for his end, he and the narrator recount for each other moments of joy and oblivion; they resurrect loves, lives, mothers, fathers, minor heroes. In telling their own stories and the story of the book, they resist the ravages of memory and time. The past is with us, beside us, ahead of us; what are we to create from its gaps and erasures?

Vanishing Maps by Cristina Garcia

Vanishing Maps
by Cristina García

Follows three generations of a divided family against the tumultuous backdrops of Cuba, America, Germany, and Russia in the new millennium

Las Madres by Esmeralda Santiago

Las Madres
by Esmeralda Santiago

A powerful novel of family, race, faith, sex, and disaster that moves between Puerto Rico and The Bronx, revealing the lives and loves of five women and the secret that binds them together.

Say Hello to My Little Friend by Jennine Capo Crucet

Say Hello to My Little Friend
by Jennine Capó Crucet

Growing up in Miami, Ismael Reyes (you can call him Izzy), a failed Pitbull impersonator, has been shaped into someone who dreams of being the King of the 305, with the money, power, and respect he assumes comes with it. After finding himself at the mercy of a cease-and-desist letter from Pitbull’s legal team and living in his aunt’s garage, Izzy embarks on an absurd quest to turn himself into the modern-day Tony Montana.