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Estrellas Nuevas: The New Spanish-Language Superstars

29 abril, 2021 @ 19:30 - 20:30



Granta Magazine introduces the next generation of writers from across the Spanish-speaking world.

This is an online event hosted on the British Library platform. Bookers will be sent a link in advance giving access and will be able to watch at any time for 48 hours after the start time.

Join an exciting exploration of new literature and meet some of its rising stars, as featured in Granta 155: Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists 2. Granta magazine previously introduced a generation of talent that included Samanta Schweblin, Andrés Barba and Andrés Neuman. Who will join them?

Valerie Miles edited this Granta edition, and co-founded Granta en español in 2003. She teaches translation and creative writing at the Pompeu Fabra University, and is the author of A Thousand Forests in One Acorn. She lives in Barcelona, Spain.

Megan McDowell has translated many of the most important Spanish-language writers working today. She has won the English PEN award and the Premio Valle-Inclán, and been nominated three times for the International Booker Prize. She lives in Santiago, Chile.

Carlos Fonseca was born in Costa Rica in 1987, and grew up in Puerto Rico. He appeared on the Bogotá39 list of the best Latin American writers under 40. He is the author of Colonel Lágrimas and Natural History and is a lecturer at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Cristina Fuentes La Roche has worked at Hay Festival since 2005, creating Hay Cartagena, Colombia; Hay Segovia, Spain; Hay Mexico; and Hay Arequipa, Perú. She was awarded an OBE for promoting British culture to the Spanish-speaking world.

Gaby Wood is the Director of the Booker Prize Foundation. She is a writer, editor and critic, and her book Edison’s Eve (Anchor Books) was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in the US. She grew up in Mexico City and is half-Mexican.

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29 abril, 2021
19:30 - 20:30

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