Book Launch Party with Alvaro Uribe and Cristina Rivera-Garza

Chronicle Books lobby, San Francisco

Join the Center for the Art of Translation and the Consulate General of Mexico to celebrate the release of BEST OF CONTEMPORARY MEXICAN FICTION, recently published by Dalkey Archive Press. Edited by Alvaro Uribe, with translations edited by Olivia Sears, the bilingual anthology collects short stories by sixteen of Mexico’s best fiction writers born after 1945 and offers a glimpse of the rich tapestry of Mexican fiction, from small-town dramas to tales of urban savagery. The May 20 event will feature editor Alvaro Uribe as well as Cristina Rivera-Garza, one of Mexico’s finest fiction writers. Additional readings will include stories by Daniel Sada, Ana Garcia Bergua, Jorge F. Hernandez, Hector Manjarrez, and Francisco Hinojosa, read by translators Elizabeth Bell, Tom Christensen, Barbara Paschke, Anita Sagastegui, and Katherine Silver, winner of the 2009 Northern California Book Award for Translation.

Sponsored by the Center for the Art of Translation and the Consulate General of Mexico. For more information, visit www.catranslation.org.

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