About the Latin American Review of Books

The Latin American Review of Books – LatAmRoB – has been publishing online continuously since 2005 as a small, not-for-profit independent website based in the UK that reviews books and films.

We are commerically and politically independent and value, above all sharp writing and commentary that brings to a wider audience knowledge, understanding and insight about all things Latin American.

We have struggled to maintain this site both in terms of time and costs, and have therefore established a presence on Substack at https://latamrob.substack.com that offers both free and paid content.

Readers, university presses and commercial publishers can show their support for our work by subscribing.

We are also contacted from time to time by individuals who want us to review their self-published books. We would prefer not to do so, as we recognise that these authors are driven by often unrealistic passions and expectations. Somehow, it does not seem fair or ethical to make them pay. That means, in general, we do not review self-published work. However, we will consider these in some circumstances for a fee.

Our site displays advertisements in an effort to generate funds to meet our overheads, but we do not endorse the services or corporate policies of the ads that we reproduce.

We welcome contributions but would prefer not to receive unsolicited material. If you wish to contribute to LatAmRoB or have written a review that you would like us to consider, please read our Guidelines for contributors in the first instance and then contact the editor at: editor@latamrob.com

Films and videos

LatAmRoB is happy to review your films and videos about or from Latin America, subject to the above expectations about fees.


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Social media

You can find us on Twitter and Facebook at @LatAmRoB

and at Substack at https://latamrob.substack.com