THE UNIQUE AND VISIONARY CONCEPT OF THE TRAVELER'S LITERARY COMPANION SERIES
Whereabouts Press founder David Peattie's concept of the series is visionary, and I was truly honored to have been invited to edit the Mexico collection.
As the Whereabouts Press website says, "unlike traditional guidebooks, our books feature stories written by literary writers. Through these stories, readers see more than a place. They see the soul of a place."
Isabelle Allende praised the Whereabouts Press Traveler's Literary Companion series:
"We can hear a country speak and better learn its secrets through the voices of its great writers. An engaging series— a compelling idea, thoughtfully executed."
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A TRAVELER'S LITERARY COMPANION,
EDITED BY C.M. MAYO ]]
HEREWITH, THE WHOLE ENCHILADA OF LINKS. AS THEY SAY IN MEXICO, SERVE YOURSELF WITH THE BIG SPOON!
Webpage for Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion
> Table of Contents
> List of writers and translators
> "Lady of the Seas" by Agustin Cadena
> About the cover-- the beautiful painting of the "Cocina verde co arroz al horno" (Green Kitchen with Baked Rice) by Elena Climent
> National Public Radio interview about this book with Yours Truly
> Q & A plus other interviews
> Links to buy this book from amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, and more.
"It will open your eyes, fill you with pleasure and render our perennial vecinos a little less distante."
Los Angeles Times Book Review
"One of the outstanding contemporary works on this country"
David Huerta, El Universal, Mexico City
"Discovering it was like opening a door and walking into a brightly lit room filled with all kinds of literary treasures"
"This delicious volume has lovingly gathered a banquet of pieces that reveal Mexico in all its infinite variety, its splendid geography, its luminous peoples. What a treat!"
Margaret Sayers Peden, editor, Mexican Writers on Writing
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Because I am at work on a book about Far West Texas, my translation endeavors have slowed to a bit of a crawl this year. That said, I should soon be finished with my translation of Mexican writer Rose Mary Salum's award-winning collection of short stories, The Water that Rocks the Silence. More about that anon.