Recently Past Events
March 20, 2012 7:00 pmModen Times Bookstore
Guggenheim Fellow, Guatemalan author, and Nebraskan, Eduardo Halfon will be reading from his forthcoming novel The Polish Boxer (Bellevue Literary Press) at Modern Times Bookstore in San Francisco. You can read Eduardo’s short stories “The Polish Boxer” and “Never an End to Hemingway” at Words without Borders: http://wordswithoutborders.org/contributor/eduardo-halfon. You can also find a bit more here: http://www.believermag.com/issues/201002/?read=roundtable and here: http://www.granta.com/New-Writing/Snapshot-Guatemala
This is our first event in San Francisco and we hope to see you there.
More on Eduardo:
Eduardo Halfon was born in Guatemala City. He moved to the United States with his family at the age of ten, went to school in South Florida, studied Industrial Engineering at North Carolina State University, and then returned to Guatemala to teach Literature during eight years at Universidad Francisco Marroquín. Named one of best young Latin American writers by the Hay Festival of Bogotá, he is also the recipient of the prestigious José María de Pereda Prize for the Short Novel. Although bilingual, Halfon chooses to write in Spanish and has published nine books of fiction. In 2011 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to work on continuing the story of The Polish Boxer, which is inspired by his own family history and which will be the first of his novels to be published in English, in 2012, by Bellevue Literary Press. Halfon now lives in Nebraska and travels frequently to Guatemala.
This event is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. An ASL interpreter will be made available upon request.