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October 2014

Words without Borders: New Writing from Guatemala, October 14

October 14, 2014 7:00 pm

Where: Community Bookstore, 143 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
When: Tuesday, October 14, 7:00 

In celebration of its October 2014 issue of new writing from Guatemala, Words without Borders and Community Bookstore will host a bilingual reading and discussion with Eduardo Halfon, Rodrigo Fuentes, and Idra Novey. We hope you'll come out to help us celebrate Guatemalan literature. 

Participants:

Eduardo Halfon was born in Guatemala City, moved to the United States at the age of ten, went to school in South Florida, studied Industrial Engineering at North Carolina State University, and then returned to Guatemala to teach literature for eight years at Universidad Francisco Marroquín. Named one of the best young Latin American writers by the Hay Festival of Bogotá, he is also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the prestigious José María de Pereda Prize for the Short Novel. He has published eleven books of fiction in Spanish. The Polish Boxer (Bellevue Literary Press), his first book to appear in English, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection and finalist for the International Latino Book Award. Halfon currently lives in Nebraska and frequently travels to Guatemala. His latest English translation, Monastery (Bellevue Literary Press) is forthcoming in October 2014.

 

Rodrigo Fuentes (Guatemala) has received the short story awards II Premio Centroamericano de Carátula de Cuento Breve (2014) and Premio de Cuento de Juegos Florales de Quetzaltenango (2008). His stories have appeared in the anthologies Asamblea Portátil: Muestrario de narradores iberoamericanos (Casatomada, 2009), Sólo Cuento III (UNAM, 2011), Ni hermosa ni maldita (Alfaguara, 2012), and Voces-30: Nueva Narrativa Latinoamericana (Patagonia Ebooks, 2014). He is co-founder and editor of the contemporary art and fiction magazine Suelta and of the digital publisher Traviesa.

 

Idra Novey is the author most recently of Clarice: The Visitor, a collection of poems and images in collaboration with Erica Baum.  Her debut novel Ways to Disappear is forthcoming from Little, Brown in 2016.  Earlier poetry collections include Exit, Civilian, selected for the 2011 National Poetry Series, and The Next Country, a finalist for the 2008 Foreword Book of the Year Award in poetry.  Her most recent translation is Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector’s novel The Passion According to G.H. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.



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