Thu, October 26, 2023 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library
Cost: Pay What You Wish
In conversation with Rebeca L. Hey-Colón, Professor of Latinx Studies, Temple University
Cristina García is the author of eight “languid and sensual, curt and surprising” (The New York Times Book Review) novels, including The Lady Matador’s Hotel, The Agüero Sisters, and Dreaming in Cuban, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. She has also written three books for young readers and a collection of poetry, edited two Latinx literary anthologies, and her work has been translated into 15 languages. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writer’s Award, and an NEA grant, García is currently the playwright-in-residence at Central Works Theater in Berkeley, and has previously taught at universities across the country. A follow-up novel set 20 years after Dreaming in Cuban, Vanishing Maps tracks the diasporic generations of a Cuban family as they grapple with the pull of home and each other.
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A book signing will follow the presentation.
Books provided by Uncle Bobbie's Coffee and Books