It Would Be Night in Caracas


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5.6 X 8.4 X 1.1 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Karina Sainz Borgo was born and raised in Caracas. She began her career in Venezuela as a journalist for El Nacional. Since immigrating to Spain ten years ago, she has written for Vozpópuli and collaborates with the literary magazine Zenda. She is the author of two nonfiction books, Tráfico y Guaire (2008) and Caracas Hip-Hop (2008). It Would Be Night in Caracas is her first work of fiction.

Elizabeth Bryer is a translator and writer from Australia. Her translations include Claudia Salazar Jiménez's Americas Prize-winning Blood of the Dawn; Aleksandra Lun's The Palimpsests, for which she was awarded a PEN/Heim Translation Fund grant; and José Luis de Juan's Napoleon's Beekeeper. Her debut novel, From Here On, Monsters, was co-winner of the 2020 Norma K. Hemming Award.


"The voice of a conscience... Dry, concise, direct, with an extraordinary stirring force... Sainz Borgo's novel is simply masterful."--Fernando Aramburu, author of Homeland
"The next literary sensation."--El Mundo
"A propulsively written, harrowing story, as desperate as it is timely."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Borgo's beautiful prose belies the brutal reality of the breakdown in civil society she lays bare in this powerful literary look at strife-torn Venezuela..."--Booklist
"Sainz Borgo's excellent debut is a harrowing account of one woman grieving the recent death of her mother while attempting to survive the political unrest in Caracas, Venezuela."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Echoes of Borges in a novel of war-torn Venezuela...the writing is tense and complex...dynamic.”--New York Times