Thursday, November 12, 2015

Fernando del Paso and El Premio Cervantes

Congratulations to the Mexican novelist, Fernando del Paso, on winning one of the most prestigious literary prizes for Spanish language fiction, El Premio Cervantes. You can read the full article in Spanish HERE and use Google translate to get the basics on this noteworthy literary event if you don't read Spanish. Also, if you like Spanish American authors who write in this genre, please check out my Goodreads review of 
The Secret History of Costaguana by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
 photo by SAÚL RUIZ
El escritor mexicano Fernando del Paso ha ganado el XXX Premio Miguel de Cervantes. Es el galardón literario más importante del español con el cual se rinde homenaje al conjunto de la obra de un autor. El premio está dotado con 125.000 euros y se entregará en un acto especial el 23 de abril de 2016

Blessed are the peacemakers...
a white cop, a black kid

Arnold Penxa is a white cop from black Detroit, Michigan determined to save the lives of children no matter the cost, no matter the color. He is an ex war veteran and retired Detroit policeman, now working for a private school security firm,and he sniffs out a conspiracy for a multiple school shooting. The problem is that nobody wants to believe him except for a few close friends, so he's forced to act mostly alone to bust up the plot. Forget the usual suspects. This is the Mad Motor City where the line between common sense and criminal behavior is never clear.

Get the book HERE at SMASHWORDS