Literature 2015

Great Voices from Mexico & USA

Cervantes Institute

January 23rd and March 18th

Carmen Boullosa & Phillip Lopate: opening the season for the “Great Voices from Mexico & USA” series, organized in collaboration with the Cervantes Institute, Carmen Boullosa and Phillip Lopate delighted the audience by sharing their desires, obsessions and reflections. The literary discussion was moderated by critic and writer Daniel Shapiro.

Carmen Boullosa

Mexican writer Guadalupe Nettel was joined in conversation by Nick Flynn, American playwright, critic, and poet. The artists talked about the notion of self-awareness and memory as an essential part of the nature of being, subjects that touch upon both writers' most recent work.

Guadalajara International Book Fair Presentation in New York

Octavio Paz Gallery (Consulate General of Mexico in New York)

May 28th

FIL Guadalajara, together with the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York hosted an evening reception to celebrate FIL during Book Expo America. The reception was also a networking event for writers and editors in New York. The event was held in collaboration with Marisol Schulz, Armando de Santiago and Gabriela Villaseñor, Fair representatives.

Photos: Mexican Cultural Institute New York
Mexican writers at the Brooklyn Book Festival

September 20th

The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. This year the festival hosted the following panels featuring Mexican writers:

That Global 70s Show

Borough Hall Media Room

How did the 1970's decade play out in other parts of the world, and how does it powerfully inform the works of Mexican author Guadalupe Nettel, Chilean author Alejandro Zambra and Bulgarian author Georgi Gospodinov Moderated by Anderson Tepper.

The New Latin American Literature: A View from Within

Saint Francis Auditorium

A conversation among some of the leading lights of a new generation of Latin American writers as they talk about how their work intersects, inspires, and speaks to each other across borders. Authors include Mexican writers Valeria Luiselli, Guadalupe Nettel, and Yuri Herrera; Chilean author Alejandro Zambra; and Argentine author Andrés Neuman. Moderated by Daniel Alarcón.

Book Launch of Moderno: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela, 1940–1978

Americas Society

September 16th

Moderated by Patricio del Real (Department of Architecture & Design, The Museum of Modern Art), authors Ana Elena Mallet, Maria Cecilia Loschiavo dos Santos, and Jorge Rivas Pérez, presented the fully-illustrated hardcover catalogue Moderno: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela, 1940-1978, which includes original essays, as well as newly translated historical texts on design.

Photo: Enrique Shore
The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle, Round Table & Book Launch

Cervantes Institute

October 19th

The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle, written by internationally celebrated author Francisco Goldman, is a timely and provocative portrait of Mexico's capital. Two of the most outstanding young Latin American writers today, Daniel Alarcón & Alejandro Zambra, were in conversation with the author during the presentation.

Francisco Goldman
Jorge Zepeda: Milena o el fémur más bello del mundo

Instituto Cervantes

October 30th

Author Jorge Zepeda, in conversation with Ignacio Olmos, presented the book Milena o el fémur más bello del mundo, where he denounces corruption and abuse of power, but, above all, he reveals the open soul of an abused woman, one among many in an increasingly globalized world.

Author Jorge Zepeda
Diorama: Book Presentation

Octavio Paz Gallery (Consulate General of Mexico in New York)

November 9th

Rocío Cerón, one of the major Mexican poets of her generation, presented Diorama, her latest poetry collection. The bilingual edition, translated by Anna Rosenwong, was published in 2014 by Phoneme Media and received the Best Translated Book Award in 2015.

Videopoem created by Rocío Cerón:

Book presentation: Jaime Sabines. Apuntes para una biografía.

Octavio Paz Gallery (Consulate General of Mexico in New York)

November 18th

Author Pilar Jimenez presented her book Jaime Sabines. Apuntes para una biografía. The presentation also featured a lecture by the author and a bilingual poetry reading with Mark Schaffer, whose translation of “A Few Words on the Death of Major Sabines” came out in the bilingual anthology Pinholes in the Night: Essential Poems from Latin America.

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