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CANCELLED - Horacio Castellanos Moya and Natasha Wimmer
The great El Savadoran writer, Horacio Castellanos Moya visits McNally Jackson for an evening of readings from his latest novel, Tyrant Memory, and a discussion with translator, Natasha Wimmer. Hosted by New Directions.
“[...] a writer takes on the dangerous job of editing a report on military atrocities in an unnamed country. Both a descent into hell and a book about how one becomes human. (Best Books of the Year) — Junot Diaz, New York Magazine on Castellanos Moya's Senselesness
Horacio Castellanos Moya is a writer and journalist. For two decades he worked as the editor of news agencies, magazines and newspapers in Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador. He has published ten novels, five short story collections and a book of essays, and his novels have been translated into eleven languages, four of which - Senselessness, The She-Devil in the Mirror, Dance with Snakes, and Tyrant Memory - are available in English. He currently teaches creative writing and media in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Iowa.
Natasha Wimmer's translation of Roberto Bolaño's 2666 won the National Book Award's Best Novel of the Year as well as the PEN Prize. She has also translated Nobel Prize-winner Mario Vargas Llosa's The Language of Passion, The Way to Paradise and Letters to a Young Novelist. She lives in New York.
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