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Yuri Herrera discusses his new book, Kingdom Cons, with Caille Millner. Sponsored by The Center for the Art of Translation.
Praise for Yuri Herrera
"Herrera is Mexico's greatest novelist." —Francisco Goldman
"Herrera’s metaphors grasp the freedom, and the alarming disorientation, of transition and translation." Maya Jaggi, The Guardian
"Yuri Herrera’s tiny, beautiful novels each conjure myth and metaphor from a contemporary experience in a precise location, transformed by archaic-colloquial prose." Lorna Scott-Fox, Times Literary Supplement
About Kingdom Cons
In the court of the King, everyone knows their place. But as the Artist wins hearts and egos with his ballads, uncomfortable truths emerge that shake the Kingdom to its core. Part surreal fable and part narco-lit romance, this prize-winning novel from Yuri Herrera questions the price of keeping your integrity in a world ruled by patronage and power.
"Herrera is Mexico's greatest novelist."--Francisco Goldman
"Herrera's novels are like little lights in a vast darkness. I want to see whatever he shows me."--Stephen Sparks, Green Apple Books
"The Transmigration of Bodies goes straight for the soul."--John Powers, NPR Fresh Air
A plague has brought death to the city. Two feuding crime families with blood on their hands need our hard-boiled hero, The Redeemer, to broker peace. Both his instincts and the vacant streets warn him to stay indoors, but The Redeemer ventures out into the city's underbelly to arrange for the exchange of the bodies they hold hostage.
Signs Preceding the End of the World is one of the most arresting novels to be published in Spanish in the last ten years. Yuri Herrera does not simply write about the border between Mexico and the United States and those who cross it.