Thursday 21 March 2024

Rodolfo Walsh's Last Case by Elsa Drucaroff t. Slava Faybysh BLOG TOUR #RodolfoWalshsLastCase @CorylusB @Elsa_Drucaroff @slavabob8 #Win #Prize #Competition


Killed in a desperate skirmish with military police in 1976, Rodolfo Walsh remains an instantly recognisable figure in the politics and literature of Argentina. 

A prolific journalist and author - notably a pioneer of the true crime genre with his 1957 book Operation Massacre - Walsh was also the head of intelligence for the clandestine Montoneros organisation, co-ordinating armed resistance against Argentina’s brutal military Junta. 

His killing in December 1976 took place just days after he wrote his iconic Letter to my Friends, recounting the murder of his daughter Victoria by the military dictatorship. 

Father and daughter were just two of the Junta’s many thousands of victims. 

What if this complex figure – a father, militant and writer who dug deep into the regime’s political crimes – had also sought to reveal the truth of his own daughter’s death? 

Elsa Drucaroff’s imagining of Rodolfo Walsh undertaking the most personal investigation of his life is an electrifying, suspense-filled drama in which love and life decisions are inseparable from political convictions. 

What if beneath the surface of his Letter to my Friends lay a gripping story lost to history?

Rodolfo Walsh's Last Case by Elsa Drucaroff was published on 5 March 2024 by Corylus Books. It is translated by Slava Faybysh. 

I am delighted to offer one copy of the book today as a prize, as part of this Blog Tour.

One copy of Rodolfo Walsh's Last Case by Elsa Drucaroff

Elsa Drucaroff was born and raised in Buenos Aires. 

She is the author of four novels and two short story collections, in addition to being a prolific essayist. She has published numerous articles on Argentine literature, literary criticism and feminism. Her work has been widely translated, but Rodolfo Walsh’s Last Case is Elsa Drucaroff’s first novel to be translated into English.

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Slava Faybysh lives in Chicago and is an up-and-coming translator from two languages: Spanish and Russian into English. 

His translations have been published in the New England Review, History Magazine, Asymptote Journal, Latin American Literature Today, and Another Chicago Magazine, among others. His translation of Leopoldo Bonafulla’s anarchist memoir The July Revolution: Barcelona 1909 was published by AK Press in 2021.

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