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Latin American Iconic and Emerging Writers Symposium: Evening One

Americas Society

May 15, 2013


Carmen Boullosa. (Courtesy of the author)

Online registration for tonight’s program has closed. Members may arrive prior to the event and pick up their tickets, and non-members may pay at the door. We regret that Roberto Ampuero will not be with us tonight. In addition to Carmen Boullosa’s conversation with Marcio Veloz Maggiolo, we will read selections from Maggiolo’s and Ampuero’s fiction. Email for questions.

Admission: FREE for AS Members; $10.00 per program for non-members.

In celebration of Review’s forthcoming issue focusing on iconic and emerging writers in Latin America, please join us for a three-evening symposium of literary discussions, panels, and bilingual readings of original work by iconic and young writers from throughout the region.

For the first night of the symposium, the Americas Society will host a conversation with Roberto Ampuero (Chile) and Marcio Veloz Maggiolo (Dominican Republic), two writers from the antipodes of Spanish America. The event will be moderated by Carmen Boullosa (Mexico; guest creative editor, Review 86). Work by all the participants appears in Review 86.  In Spanish and English; simultaneous interpretation available.

Presented by the Americas Society with the additional collaboration of InterAmericas®; the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York; the Consulate General of Chile in New York; Columbia University; Cooper Union—School of Art; Hunter College, CUNY; New York University; McNally Jackson Books; and La Casa Azul Bookstore.

Discounted Admission: $25.00 for three evenings.
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Event Information: Jose Negroni | | 1-212-277-8353
Membership Information: Valeria Catan | | 1-212-277-8342
Press Inquiries: Adriana La Rotta | | 1-212-277-8384

Roberto Ampuero (Valparaíso, Chile, 1953) is a novelist, journalist, and professor. His novels include The Neruda Case (Riverhead/Penguin 2012), Nuestros años verde olivo (1999), La otra mujer (2010), and El ultimo tango de Salvador Allende (2012), as well as the saga of the private investigator Cayetano Brulé. His works have been translated into twelve languages and on three continents.  He is currently the Chilean ambassador to Mexico.

Marcio Veloz Maggiolo (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1936) is a professor, diplomat, novelist, poet, anthropologist, and archeologist; his books include the novels El hombre del acordeón (2003), Materia Prima (2007), Memoria Tremens (2009), and La iguanita azul (2012). He was awarded the National Prize for Literature in 1996 for his whole literary work. He has also published Arqueología prehistórica de Santo Domingo (1972), as well as Historia del Caribe Precolombino y Santo Domingo antes de Colón (1991).

Carmen Boullosa (Mexico City, 1954), recipient of the Xavier Villaurrutia prize in Mexico and Spain’s Café Gijón Prize, among other international awards, lives in New York. Her most recent novels are Las paredes hablan (2010) and Texas (2013).  Three of her novels are available in English translation—They’re Cows, We’re Pigs (1991), Leaving Tabasco (2002), and Cleopatra Dismounts (2003).  Boullosa co-hosts Nueva York, an Emmy Award-winning television series.  She is the guest creative editor of Review 86 (Iconic and Emerging Writers and Artists, Spring 2013).