Hosted by Juana Iris Goergen with readings by Raúl Dorantes and Fernando Olszanski, and featuring Valeria Luiselli—as a part of Story Week 2014 with Columbia College’s Creative Creative Writing Department. In this month’s Palabra Pura, authors read excerpts of their novels in Spanish, with English supertitles. See and hear the compelling work of these acclaimed authors through a truly bilingual experience. The event is hosted by Juana Iris Goergen, and music will be provided by Bianca Lisa Araujo.
featured writer: Valeria Luiselli
Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City in 1983 and grew up in South Africa. Her novels and essays have been translated into many languages, and her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times,Granta, and McSweeney’s. Some of her recent projects include a ballet libretto for the choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, performed by the New York City Ballet in Lincoln Center in 2010; a pedestrian sound installation for the Serpentine Gallery in London; and a novella in installments for workers in a juice factory in Mexico. She lives in New York City.