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Valeria Luiselli and mónica teresa ortiz: Readings and Conversation

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

University Center, UL105 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Join us for an evening of readings and conversation by renowned authors Valeria Luiselli and mónica teresa ortiz, around the politics of borders and belonging.

Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City in 1983 and grew up in South Africa. A novelist (Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth) and essayist (Sidewalks and Tell Me How It Ends), her work has been translated into many languages. In 2014, Faces in the Crowd was the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award. The Story of My Teeth was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the 2015 Los Angeles Times Prize for Best Fiction.

mónica teresa ortiz was born and raised in Texas. Her work has recently appeared in Winter Tangerine Review, Texas Review, and her first poetry collection, muted blood, is forthcoming from Black Radish Books in summer 2018.

This event is part of the Zolberg Institute's performance and film series pictures in motion. of motion. for motion, in collaboration with the New School's Creative Writing Department.


*photography credit: Alfredo Peleastre

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