In collaboration with the 7Vientos, an independent publishing house in Chicago, and Story Week, the Guild is throwing a book release party for acclaimed Mexican author Mario Bellatin.
Bellatin will read excerpts from Flowers & Mishima’s Illustrated Biography, the fourth title published by 7Vientos. Bellatin will read in Spanish, and Kolin Jordan, translator and 7Vientos co-founder, will read in English. The Laboratory Dancers will add to the celebration with a performance of their own, and the event is set to feature an art installation by Mexican artist Christian Saucedo. All this + music and beer in a great art venue. Seriously not to be missed.
Mario Bellatin’s approach to an experimental consciousness marks the standard of convex writing in contemporary Latin American literature. Bellatin was born in Mexico, grew up in Peru, and studied screenwriting in Cuba. Among his more well known works is his book Flowers, which won the Premio Xavier Villaurrutia in 2001 and will be published together with his novel The Illustrated Biography of Mishima in a “flip” edition by 7Vientos. This is the first time these books will be available in English.