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Five new books out this week, and links to related content you won’t find anywhere else.

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Multiple Choice is the genre-bending new book from one of Latin-America’s most talked-about literary stars, Chilean writer Alejandro Zambra. World Literature Today took a look at his work back in 2011.

Award-winning Irish author Dermot Healy‘s dramatic works are being reprinted in this new volume, The Collected Plays. Read his (edgy, erotic) short story “Betrayal” here.

The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime is a hefty study of Japan’s “God of Manga.” This article takes a scholarly look at how manga helped create Japan’s national character.

The Castle of Kings is the latest in German author Oliver Potzsch‘s popular series about Bavarian executioners. Here’s a bit of Bavarian history for context.

And to round out our world tour, Columbia’s Juan Gabriel Vasquez has a short story collection out called Lovers on All Saint’s DayBOMB Magazine examined Vasquez’s work here.


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Triskel Arts Centre
World Literature Today, Vol. 85, No. 5 (SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2011), p. 4
Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma
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University of Illinois Press
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Clark University
BOMB, No. 110, The Americas Issue: Colombia and Venezuela (WINTER 2010), pp. 74-79
New Art Publications