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Valeria Luiselli (Columbia University) on "Afterlives of a novel: fragility and power of imagination"

Location: 216 Burr Hall

Date/Time: 04/11/12 at 12:00 pm - 04/11/12 at 1:00 pm

Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City in 1983, but grew up between South Korea, South Africa, and India. She is the author of the acclaimed book of personal essays "Papeles Falsos" (2010). In 2011 she published the novel "Los ingrávidos", which is currently being translated to multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Hebrew, and Portuguese. Her essays and short stories have appeared in publications such as "Letras Libres, Review and The New York Times". Among her multidisciplinary ventures, in 2010 she collaborated with the choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, writing a libretto for a ballet choreography performed by the New York City Ballet in Lincoln Center. She is currently studying for a Ph.D. in Spanish and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

Category: PLAS Lecture

Department: Program in Latin American Studies