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ELENA KNOWS KEEPS ON GROWING: Movie adaptation and Audiobook out this month

Charco Press is delighted to announce that Elena Knows by Claudia Piñeiro (translated by Frances Riddle) is now available as an audiobook, and coming at the end of this month as a movie adaptation on Netflix.

The adaption of the International Booker-shortlisted novel is by acclaimed Argentinean filmmaker Anahí Berneri, with Mercedes Morán and Érica Rivas (Wild Tales) in the lead roles. It begins streaming globally, including in the UK, on November 24th. The trailer can be seen here.

The audiobook of Elena Knows is Charco’s first foray into this format, and has been produced with the support of Publishing Scotland’s Audiobook Project, aimed at assisting independent publishers to realise the potential this format offers. The audio book is available now on all major channels, including Audible, Kobo and Apple.

Charco’s co-founder and director, Samuel McDowell, said: “Claudia Piñeiro’s writing is powerful and gripping, and we have seen first hand the impact Elena Knows has had on readers. To now see it being adapted to new formats, and knowing that it will reach new audiences, is simply wonderful. This is an exciting moment for Charco Press.”

Elena Knows was shortlisted for the International Booker Prize in 2022. A new work by Piñeiro, A Little Luck, also translated by Frances Riddle, was published by Charco Press in July 2023. Her most recent novel, Time of the Flies will come out by Charco Press next summer.

About Charco: Charco Press focuses on finding outstanding contemporary Latin American literature and bringing it to new readers in the English-speaking world. We select contemporary translators, to give our authors a modern voice and bring emerging talent in from the margins.

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