National Latino Bookclub

Publisher’s Weekly just announced that AAP (Association of American Publishers), Borders and Latina Organization Las Comadres are starting a National Latino Bookclub, helmed by Esmeralda Santiago (When I Was Puerto Rican). Each month, a different book by a Latina or Latino author will be chosen and then discussed at Borders Bookstores across the country. Considering Las Comadres is 10,000 people strong, this will be a big boost for the writers involved. Unfortunately none of their picks for 2008 are short story collections, but hopefully in 2009 they will give one a try…