Latino Stories

2020 Notable Latino Latinx Books

Below are some of the books by the following established Latinx authors that the publishing world has been anticipating: Hector Tobar, Alberto Rios, Francisco Aragon, Julia Alvarez, Vincent Toro, Xanath Caraza, and Roberto Lovato. This list is updated throughout the year.


Whether through fiction in The Tattooed Soldier or nonfiction in Deep Down Dark, Hector Tobar has proven time and time again that he is a masterful writer. Expect a book that is well-researched and captivating.


Let’s face it, Alberto Rios writes only great books. The lines, “All I can do is not go away. / Not go away is my name.” say volumes about the unsaid.


This is a book that is bound to get awards. Francisco Aragon’s latest brings Dario to life while examining space and identity in a sophisticated and creative manner.


Julia Alvarez continues to thrive and this title is on many lists of most anticipated books of the year, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Goodreads.


At one point, Vincent Toro was a well-kept secret. That secret is now out, and we get to celebrate it. This book provides history lessons with musical sounds.


Roberto Lovato’s book is guaranteed to break down the complex history of gangs and migration in Latin America.


Helena Maria Viramontes has this to say about this book, “Xánath Caraza’s “Corta la piel/It Pierces the Skin” is a remarkable collection of prose poems in which we see the conjuring poet fearless enough to take us through personal, political and geographical terrains. The poems are muscular meditations on rage, powerlessness, love, and ultimately the sanctity/sanity of poetry.”