The Book That Can’t Wait

Argentinian indie publisher and bookshop Eterna Cadencia has published an anthology of the best young Latin American authors using disappearing ink. The aim of “The Book That Can’t Wait” (“El Libro que No Puede Esperar”) is to force people to read debut works, so that young authors can move on to their second book. Eterna Cadencia devised a new type of ink that starts to fade when it comes into contact with light and air — and disappears completely within two months. The first print run of the anthology sold out within a day.

Some of you may recall that my story “Celesteville’s Burning” revolves around Sostène Zanzibar, a French author, who writes a novel in disappearing ink.