My first real exposure to Latin American literature was in high school English, reading One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It was also my first encounter with magical realism, and I was bonkers over it in the same way that most high schoolers go crazy for existentialism. Later, in college, everybody read Borges and The Savage Detectives was so popular that just about everyone had heard of Roberto Bolano. But there remain so many other great Latin American writers that high school English classes, college 101s and even the general hype of the literary world skip over. Here are 10 great books from some of those writers:
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