Fiction Reading by Rodrigo Hasbún

Thursday, September 21, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (ET)
Dinand Library Levis Browsing Room
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Lecture - Speaker
Stephanie Reents
English Department

 Join us at our first fall event to hear Bolivian writer Rodrigo Hasbún read from his new novel, Affections. Loosely based on real events, Affections tells the story of an eccentric family of post World War II German immigrants to Bolivia who embark upon an adventure to find the legendary Inca city, Paitití. Adam Haslett calls Affections "an act of literary hypnosis you won't soon forget" and Jonathan Safran Foer says of Hasbún, "He is not a good writer, thank goodness. He is a great one."

Hasbún is the author of a previous novel and a collection of short stories, two of which have been made into films, and his work has appeared in Granta, McSweeney’s, Zoetrope: All-Story, Words Without Borders, and elsewhere. Affections received an English PEN Award and has been published in twelve languages.

Co-sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and the Department of Spanish
Open to the Public

Categories: English,Spanish

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