D.P. Snyder

Writer. Literary translator.

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Meaty Pleasures

RELEASE DATE: January 15, 2021

The body and desire are the focus of this powerful collection of short stories by award-winning writer Mónica Lavín translated from Spanish by Dorothy Potter Snyder. A maid falls in love with a couple who frequent a love hotel; a woman is surprised when reality intrudes on her online romance; a wife and mother exchanges her family for life with a homeless man; and food becomes the vocabulary of love at an upscale hotel. In these and other stories, gender and class borders blur as desire draws Lavín's characters into unexpected encounters with their senses -- and with themselves -- in this, the first book available in English by one of Mexico's most important contemporary writers. (Katakana Editores 2021)


Interview: Hablemos, escritoras

July 12, 2021

Adriana Pacheco, PhD., co-chair of the 19th century section of LASA, a member, Sistema nacional de investigadores México, and professor in the Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese at the Univ of Texas at Austin interviews me about translation, my love of the Spanish language, and my upcoming translation of stories by Mexican author Mónica Lavín: Meaty Pleasures (Katakana Editores, September 2021).

LISTEN (in Spanish)

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