Charco Press is an independent publisher based in Edinburgh. Established in 2017 by Samuel McDowell and Carolina Orloff, Charco specialises in translating contemporary Latin American fiction into English. The publisher has met with notable success, with three titles so far nominated for the International Booker Prize. Among other honours, it published the 2021 Premio Valle Inclan winner. Its titles have also been nominated for the Republic of Consciousness Award and the TA First Translation Prize. It was named Scotland Small Press of the Year 2021 and 2019 at the Nibbies (British Book Awards), and has been nominated as Publisher of the Year in the Scottish National Literary Awards.
In 2021, three of the five nominees for the Premio Valle Inclan were published by Charco. The award was won by Fionn Petch for her translation of A Musical Offering by Luis Sagasti. It has recently obtained the rights for Jeferson Tenório’s novel The Flipside of Skin, which was the 2021 winner of Brazil’s most prestigious literary prize, the Premio Jabuti.1Wikpiedia accessed 10/11/23 – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charco_Press
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This is one of the two publishers where I have everything they’ve ever published and get their work as soon as it’s released, the picture below is an old picture, there are more now and each one I’ve read is so strong but my favourite is still ‘The Wind That Lays Waste’ by Selva Almada.
They do an annual bundle package which is a great way to ensure you get each book as it comes out.