The book 'Untold Microcosms: Latin American Writers in the British Museum' is now on pre-sale


Ten Latin American authors worked with SDCELAR curators to write stories inspired by items in the British Museum collection in a collaborative project with Hay Festival International called Untold Microcosms.

The Latin American museum’s stored collection contains approximately 62,000 objects, spanning 10,000 years of human history. Untold Microcosms explores the narratives about our past that we create through museum collections, in spite of their gaps and disarticulations.

Participating writers represent a snapshot of Latin America’s most inspiring storytellers, including Yásnaya Elena Aguilar, Cristina Rivera Garza, Joseph Zárate, Juan Cárdenas, Velia Vidal, Lina Meruane, Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, Dolores Reyes, Carlos Fonseca and Djamila Ribeiro.

The books, to be published in September, are now available for pre-order in English and Spanish.

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Pre-order Untold Microcosms: Latin American Writers in the British Museum by Charco Press.


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Pre-order Volver a contar: Escritores de América Latina en los archivos del Museo Británico by Anagrama.


READ MORE >> Learn about the ‘Untold Microcosms’ project here.