Where are the Hispanic Authors in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, & Horror Fiction?
Posted: Apr 22 2014
Read any books by any good Hispanic authors lately? How ‘bout any books by Latino authors in the genres of “speculative literature” i.e. fantasy, sci-fi, horror, magic realism and fabulist fiction? I don’t think I’ve ever read a book by a Latino author in the realm of speculative literature. And the reason for this as the folks at “La Bloga” (a blog with updates by several Hispanic authors) blog have pointed out, is because there are very few Hispanic authors in the genre of speculative literature that have been published. Ever.
In fact, the numbers are slim – so much so that in a 16 year period, only 2 Hispanic novelists were published, from 1976-1991. Only 2 Latina authors were published in 33 years, from 1976-2008. There’s a great chart assembled by “La Bloga” which has more of the findings on Latino books published, and tracks the yearly publishings by Hispanic authors in the speculative literature genre.
With so many great Hispanic authors out there, “La Bloga” is predicting “La Gran Entrada” for Hispanic authors is on it’s way. I certainly hope so. The speculative literature genre is a great tool for inspiring imaginative thought, and it can only help inspire our kids as the population shifts more and more Latino in the coming years.
Check out “La Bloga” at LaBloga.Blogspot.com