Litro Magazine Latin America World Series Edition Launch. Litro has choosen one of my images for the cover page of the Litro Magazine #165.
We are living at a time when borders and frontiers – dividing lines of all sorts, both geographical and ideological – form part of everyday discourse. It is a time of mass migration and countless individual ones. In Latin America, some borders are more fraught than others. Litro invited authors from eight of its countries to write about their own experience of boundaries, real and imagined, resulting in a bold array of poetry, fiction, and essays. Litro’s mission is to use the power of storytelling, in its attempt to make sense of why the world is the way it is. Giving a platform to some of the most exciting international voices in fiction and non-fiction and give a platform for their work to be read and understood enabling cross-cultural conversations that we hope provide our readers with cathartic escapism.
Writing across borders with leading Latin American writers
We’re living in a time when open borders have come under threat. But great literature stands in opposition to dividing lines, by building connections across cultures, languages and identities. Join Litro Magazine and a continent-spanning array of writers for readings and conversation, to celebrate the power of fiction and translation across borders and to launch Litro’s latest World Series Edition Breaking Borders: Latin America.
With Oaxacan poet Natalia Toledo and authors Chloe Aridjis, Lina Meruane, Carlos Fonseca and Eduardo Sánchez Rugeles. Chaired by Oliver Balch.
Chloe Aridjis is the editor of Latin America: Breaking Borders. Born in New York City, raised in Mexico City and the Netherlands, she is now based in London. She has published two widely acclaimed novels and was a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow.
Oliver Balch is a writer and researcher based in Porto, Portugal. His work has appeared in The Guardian, and he has published three books: Under the Tump: Sketches of Life on the Welsh Borders, India Rising, and Viva South America!.
Carlos Fonseca was born in Costa Rica, grew up in Puerto Rico and is based in London. He was chosen as one of the Hay Festival’s 39 most promising writers under 40. He teaches at Cambridge University and his second novel will be coming out this fall.
Daniel Hahn is a London-based translator of Spanish, Portuguese and French. He is prominent in the UK translation community and has translated several dozen books, including Independent Foreign Fiction Prize winner The Book of Chameleons.
Lina Meruane is a Chilean writer based in New York City. Her novel Seeing Red won the Mexican Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz prize in 2012 and its English translation was released in 2016 to wide acclaim. She teaches writing at New York University.
Natalia Toledo is a Mexican poet who writes in Spanish and the indigenous language Zapotec. Her poetry has been published in collections and individually in publications across the world. She has been a fellow of FONCA and FOESCA.
Join Brazilian London based DJ, DJ D.Vyzor in the bar. With his two turntables, he mixes funk, jazz, soul, hip hop and Brazilian grooves to produce the perfect finale to the evening.
¡Únanse a esta Latinada!