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Led by publisher Raúl Figueroa of F & G Editores, this event will feature a discussion and fiction reading with contemporary Guatemalan authors Javier Mosquera, Denise Phe-Funchal, David Unger, and Carol Zardetto. This program will be conducted in Spanish with Spanish and English readings. A book …
Led by publisher Raúl Figueroa of F & G Editores, this event will feature a discussion and fiction reading with contemporary Guatemalan authors Javier Mosquera, Denise Phe-Funchal, David Unger, and Carol Zardetto. This program will be conducted in Spanish with Spanish and English readings. A book signing will follow the program, in collaboration with Posman Books and F & G Editores.
"[Javier Mosquera is] one of the 25 literary secrets of Latin America"
-Guadalajara International Bookfair
"David Unger's tale utterly seduces with its mix of the exotic and the familiar."
-Toronto Star (on the author's The Price of Escape)
" Without a doubt, [Denise Phe Funchal's novel Las flores] will restore the place of fiction in Guatemala. Her language, subject, and style are exceptional, at least in contemporary Central American fiction."
-Rafael Menjivar Ochoa
"I bless your present and future work."
-Alejandro Jodorowsky (on Carol Zardetto's Con pasión absoluta)
Javier Mosquera is the author of four short story collections and two novels. In 2012 his work was included in Sergio Ramirez Mercado's groundbreaking Central American short-story anthology, Puertos Abiertos. His novel Figuraciones was published in 2011 by F & G Editores in Guatemala. His work has been translated into French and Galician. In 2013 he translated David Unger's novel The Price of Escape into Spanish.
Denise Phé-Funchal was born in Guatemala City. She is the author of the novel Las flores (1993), and the short-story collection Buenas costumbres (2011). She holds a degree in sociology and now completing a masters in social psychology and political violence.
David Unger was born in Guatemala City and now lives in Brooklyn. He is the author of the novels Life in the Damn Tropics (2004), The Price of Escape (2011), and Para mí, eres divina (2011) as well as the short-story collection Ni chicha ni limonada (F & G Editores, 2009). He has also translated sixteen books into English, among them works by Nicanor Parra, Elena Garro, and Rigoberta Menchú. He is considered one of Guatemala's major living writers.
Carol Zardetto is a novelist, journalist, playwright and screenwriter. She has published Con Pasión Absoluta (2004; Mario Monteforte Toledo Central American Novel Prize), and El Discurso del Loco (2009). She has been a guest writer at the BLUMET Festival (Montreal), the Salón Del Libro in Gijón, Spain and the Guadalajara International Book Fair. Her documentary La Flor del Café was selected for exhibit in the Cine Ícaro International Film Festival. She is working on two new novels-Nueva York, benevolente and La noche de las ranas.
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