Award-winning author: Other Press is proud to publish Guelfenbein’s American debut, which won the prestigious Alfaguara Prize in 2015
Inspired by Clarice Lispector: Lispecter’s work has enjoyed a resurgence in the US, thanks to new reissues from New Directions and Ben Moser’s biography. We will capitalize on this awareness to introduce Lispector fans to their new favorite author.
Major international profile: Guelfenbein is a screenwriter, filmmaker, and editor. She is one of the best-selling writers of the Chilean narrative; her second novel ousted Dan Brown in the top of the Brazilian sales rankings.
One of BBC Culture’s “10 Books to Read in June”
One of Nylon’s “46 Great Books to Read This Summer”
“A marvelous, multi-faceted feat of storytelling.” —BBC Culture
“[A] moving page-turner. Suspense, emotions, and magic course throughout this beautifully narrated book. Highly recommended for fans of Latin American literature and general literary mysteries.” —Library Journal (starred review)
“There’s something about a good literary mystery that can satisfy a reader on multiple levels…compelling.” —Words Without Borders
“This award-winning novel couldn’t have hit at a better time—it’s big and brilliant and you’ll want to sink into it on a beach somewhere.” —BookRiot
“Mystery and obsession combine to make Chilean author Carla Guelfenbein’s novel…an atmospheric page-turner.” —Jewish Week
“Three figures gather around the comatose body of a legendary Latin American writer, trying—in different ways and before it’s too late—to unveil the dying woman’s secrets. With In the Distance with You, Carla Guelfenbein has created a truly thrilling book about books, a novel about the spell great writers cast on either side of the grave.” —Benjamin Moser, author of Why This World: A Biography of Clarice Lispector
“Guelfenbein’s elegantly structured, psychologically astute novel moves with the urgency of a detective novel, but its real mysteries turn on questions of authorship, reading, interpretation, and the strange power of fiction to enter the speechless realm of human erotic desire.” —Siri Hustvedt, author of The Blazing World
“The subject of this profound and intricate novel is the irreducible mystery at the core of every person, the buried lines of history and desire that render us inscrutable even to ourselves. Carla Guelfenbein is an important and powerful writer, and this translation is a gift to English-language readers.” —Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You
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