Crude Words: Contemporary Writing from Venezuela

Montague Kobbe (Editor), Katie Brown (Editor), Tim Girven (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited book


While Venezuela may be known around the world for its oil or its politics, Venezuelan writing remains almost entirely unknown, with only a handful of books having been published in English in recent years. Crude Words is our response to this gap, a celebration of Venezuelan literary talent. Crude Words brings together 30 pieces of writing by Venezuelans, including short stories, extracts from novels, and essays, translated into English for the first time. The book also includes an introduction from the editors and a foreword from Alberto Barrera Tyszka.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRagpicker Press
Number of pages496
ISBN (Print)9780992916121
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016

Bibliographical note

I translated c.30,000 words for this anthology as well as co-editing.


  • Venezuela
  • literature


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