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Launch of Review 87: Mario Vargas Llosa's Legacy/Contemporary Andean Fiction & Arts

Americas Society

November 15, 2013


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

As a follow-up to the Mario Vargas Llosa conversation and other related programs, the launch of Review 87 will feature bilingual readings by five of the most important writers of the latest generation from Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru—Liliana Colanzi, Rodrigo Hasbún, Esteban Mayorga, Giovanna Rivero, and Carlos Yushimito—as well as comments by the issue’s guest editors—scholars Eugenio Chang-Rodríguez, Raquel Chang-Rodríguez, and Edmundo Paz Soldán. All of these participants are featured in the special issue of ReviewReview 87 showcases essays on Mario Vargas Llosa’s oeuvre, an interview at Americas Society with Vargas Llosa and translator Edith Grossman, and creative texts by contemporary Andean writers, as well as art and music features and book reviews.

This program is the culminating event of the core Literature programming for Fall 2013, namely Mario Vargas Llosa’s legacy and Andean writing today. This program will be held in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation into English. A magazine/book signing will follow in collaboration with La Casa Azul Bookstore.

With the additional collaboration of the Columbia University; the Consulate General of Bolivia in New York; the Consulate General of Colombia in New York; the Consulate General of Ecuador in New York; the Consulate General of Peru in New York; the Hispanic New York Project; Hunter College, CUNY; InterAmericas®; The International Literary Quarterly; McNally Jackson Books; and New York University.

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Review 87 (Fall 2013; Mario Vargas Llosa’s Legacy/Andean Fiction & Arts Today) is guest-edited by Eugenio Chang-Rodríguez, Raquel Chang-Rodríguez, and Edmundo Paz-Soldán.  The issue showcases essays on Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa’s oeuvre by scholars Eugenio Chang-Rodríguez, John King, José Miguel Oviedo, Priscilla Meléndez, and Alfred Mac Adam; an interview at Americas Society with Mario Vargas Llosa and translator Edith Grossman; and original fiction in English translation by contemporary writers from Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru, including Liliana Colanzi, Rodrigo Hasbún, Esteban Mayorga, Giovanna Rivero, Santiago Roncagliolo, Gabriela Wiener, Carlos Yushimito and many others.  The issue also includes a memorial piece on Peruvian poet Antonio Cisneros; features on contemporary Andean visual arts and music; and book reviews of new work in translation on Mario Vargas Llosa as well as titles by Isabel Allende, Earl Lovelace, Santiago Roncagliolo, and others.

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Eugenio Chang-Rodríguez (guest editor) is Professor Emeritus at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) and co-chair of the Columbia University Seminar on Latin America. He is full member of the North American and Peruvian Academies of the Spanish Language. His recent books include Pensamiento y acción en González Prada, Mariátegui y Haya de la Torre (2012); Entre dos fuegos. Reminiscencias de Europa y Asia (2009); and Latinoamérica: su civilización y su cultura (4th ed., 2008).
Raquel Chang-Rodríguez (guest editor) is Distinguished Professor of Spanish-American literature and culture at The Graduate Center and The City College of the City University of New York (CUNY). A specialist in colonial studies, she has also contributed essays on contemporary writers José María Arguedas, Antonio Benítez Rojo, and Luis Rafael Sánchez. Her most recent book is Cartografía garcilasista (2013).
Liliana Colanzi (Santa Cruz, Bolivia, 1981) is the author of a book of short stories, Vacaciones permanentes (2010), and co-editor of two anthologies, Conductas erráticas (2009) and Mesías/Messiah (2013). She has written for various media outlets—ClarínEl DeberThe ClinicEtiqueta Negra—and is currently completing a Ph.D. in comparative literature at Cornell University.
Rodrigo Hasbún (Cochabamba, Bolivia, 1981) has published two collections of short stories, Cinco (2006) and Los días más felices(2011), and the novel El lugar del cuerpo (2007). His stories have been adapted into the films Rojo (2009) and Los viejos (2011), for which he co-wrote the screenplays. He is a Ph.D. student at Cornell University.
Esteban Mayorga (Quito, Ecuador, 1977) is author of the short-story collections Un cuento violento (2007) and Musculosamente(2012), as well as the novella Vita Frunis (2010). For his doctorate from Boston College, he wrote on literary representations of the Galapagos Islands.
Edmundo Paz Soldán (guest editor) teaches Latin American literature at Cornell. He has published nine novels and four books of short stories, among them Norte (2011) and Billie Ruth (2012). His books have been translated into 11 languages.
Giovanna Rivero (Montero, Santa Cruz, 1972) is the author of stories, novels, and chronicles, including Sangre dulce (2006), Tukzon-historias colaterales (2008), and Niñas y detectives (2009). She has been featured in numerous anthologies, and is currently finishing her doctorate in Latin American literature at the University of Florida.
Carlos Yushimito del Valle (Lima, Peru, 1977) has published several short story collections: El mago (2004), Las islas (2006), Equis (2009), and Lecciones para un niño que llega tarde (2011). His stories have been translated into English, Portuguese, and French. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies at Brown University.  

Cover of Review 87. Image © Karina Aguilera Skvirsky. Design by José Pablo Negroni.