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April 29, 2011 12:00 amAmericas Society
The Absent Sea by Carlos Franz
Book presentation (in English and Spanish)
Thursday, April 28, 7:00 pm
Americas Society/Council of the Americas
680 Park Avenue (@ 68th St)
Award-winning Chilean author Franz (b. 1959) and his translator, Leland H. Chambers, will read bilingually from the author’s novel El desierto (2005; La Nación-Sudamericana Prize), published in translation as The Absent Sea by McPherson & Company. The novel explores the subject of the disappeared and, particularly, complicity during the Pinochet dictatorship (1973-90). Franz, who was a member of the writing workshop taught by José Donoso, is an exponent of “The New Chilean Narrative” of the 1990s, a movement whose writers have distanced themselves from the tradition of magic realism in Latin American literature. He has lived in Santiago, London, and Berlin, and now resides in Madrid.
Co-presented by McPherson & Company. With the collaboration of the Co-presented by McPherson & Company. With the collaboration of the Consulate General of Chile in New York, InterAmericas®, and Words Without Borders.
The event is presented as part of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature. For more information, visit www.pen.org.