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New Location: PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature: Women of Mexico

New Location: PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature: Women of Mexico

Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street New York, NY 10002
General Public 

Please note this event will now be held at Dixon Place.

Readings and conversation with Carmen Boullosa, Valeria Luiselli, Guadalupe Nettel, Cristina Rivera-Garza. Moderated by Mónica de la Torre. 

Carmen Boullosa is a Mexican novelist, poet, essayist, and playwright. A Guggenheim, Cullman, and FONCA fellow, her most recent books are Texas: The Great Theft, and (with Mike Wallace) A Narco History. The NY Public Library owns a collection of her art books. She has taught at NYU, Columbia, CUNY, and Georgetown. Her CUNY TV show, Neuvo York, has won five NY Emmys.  

Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Africa. A novelist (Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth) and essayist (Sidewalks), her work has been translated into many languages. She is the recipient of The Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award. 

Guadalupe Nettel is a Mexican writer. Her works include Natural Histories and The Body Where I Was Born. She was a finalist for the 2016 Neustadt Prize, and she has been translated into more than ten languages. Nettel has won many awards, including the Premio Herralde.

Cristina Rivera-Garza is an award-winning author of novels, short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. Her works have been translated into multiple languages and she is a translator herself. The recipient of the Roger Caillois Award for Latin American Literature, and the Anna Seghers Prize, she is the only author who has won the International Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize twice. 

Mónica de la Torre writes about art and culture for publications in Mexico and the United States and is the author of the poetry books Talk Shows andAcufenos. She is co-author of the artist bookAppendices, Illustrations & Notes, available on, and co-editor of the anthology Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry, with Michael Wiegers. She translated the books Poems by Gerardo Deniz and Mauve Sea-Orchids, by Lila Zemborain. She is senior editor at BOMB Magazine and lives in Brooklyn.


Sponsored by The Creative Writing Program and PEN American Center.

Tickets: $15/$12 PEN Members and Non-New School Students with valid ID. New School students, contact the Creative Writing Program.

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