The Quarantine Hotline #13 — Ten Short Latin American Novels

Thirteen is the unlucky number! Our guest this week was unwell and couldn’t join our call, so instead of cancelling, Fernando chose his favourite short novels from Latin America, available in English. Why short? Because why not? And yes, there’s a lot of writing from Argentina and the Southern Cone — that’s his list. Feel free to use the comments below the line to get angry that this is not the same list you would have produced, and even suggest your own favourite short novels, as this is the beauty of lists: generating easy engagement.

We were going to list the titles here but then what would be the point in listening, right?


Fernando Sdrigotti is one of the members of the Minor Literature[s] cargo cult. His latest book is JOLTS. Twitter: @f_sd

Music: Blk09, Blunke, Creative Commons, https://open.spotify.com/album/0t8OA93jRuxjU0rWqCt0QI?si=Qj3axpsuR7WcjY1clvRd0w. This is from the new compilation by Planeta X, available here.

Featured image: HotlineGrant HutchinsonCreative Commons.