Book Launch Party: The Private Lives of Trees

Where: Melville House Bookstore, 145 Plymouth St., Brooklyn, NY

Join Open Letter Books and Melville House Publishing as they celebrate the launch of Alejandro Zambra’s The Private Lives of Trees and the publication of Zambra’s Bonsai at the Melville House Bookstore. There will be a brief reading from Zambra, followed by refreshments and a book signing.

Alejandro Zambra is acclaimed as the greatest writer of Chile’s younger generation. He is a poet and critic and currently teaches literature at the Diego Portales University in Santiago. His first novel, Bonsai, was awarded Chile’s Literary Critics’ Award for Best Novel, and the English translation by Carolina De Robertis (Melville House, 2008) was a finalist for the Best Translated Book Award.

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