Five new books out this week, and links to related content you won’t find anywhere else.
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 Day. BOMB Magazine examined Vasquez’s work here.