The Instituto Cervantes in collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico, National Museum of Mexican Art, University of Chicago, Loyola University, DePaul University, University of Illinois in Chicago, Contratiempo and Hoy Newspaper present a series of six panel discussions from May through December.
The internationally acclaimed Mexican writers, Yuri Herrera, Álvaro Enrigue, Margo Glantz, Elena Poniatowska, Cristina Rivera Garza and Sabina Berman will all be featured in the premiere of this annual series in 2013.
The bilingual panel discussions will pair each Mexican writer with a local Chicago scholar or journalist to explore the social, political and philosophical themes raised in their books. They will also investigate how Mexican and American literature, history and culture differ, inform and influence one another.
Thursday May 30th
In Conversation with Yuri Herrera
Yuri Herrera (Actopan, México, 1970) received his BA in Political Science at UNAM, his MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Texas at El Paso, and his PhD at the University of California at Berkeley. His novel Trabajos del reino won the Premio Binacional de Novela Joven 2003 and received the “Otras voces, otros ámbitos” prize for the best novel published in Spain in 2008, and has been translated to English, French, German, Dutch and Italian.