EVENTS WITH MACLEHOSE PRESS

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EVENTS WITH MACLEHOSE PRESS

 


THINKING IBERO-AMERICA
Myths and Latin American reality in post-truth times
with Èlmer Mendoza and Dr Peter Watts

The new series Thinking Ibero-America invites personalities from this vast cultural region and British experts to share and discuss their visions. The first instalment brings together Mexican novelist Èlmer Mendoza, a representative of the so-called narco-literature, and Dr. Peter Watt, a Hispanist from the University of Sheffield who specialises in human rights and organised crime.

The theme of the talk is the reality of crime and corruption in Mexico and Latin America, its effects on those societies, and how these issues are projected by the media as well as by the novels of Mendoza, especially in this new stage of relations with the United States with Donald Trump as president.

Two of Èlmer Mendoza’s novels have been translated into English: Silver Bullets (MacLehose Press, 2015) and Acid Test (MacLehose Press, 2016). His other novels include Un asesino solitario (A solitary killer, 1999), Efecto tequila (Tequila Effect, 2004), and Besar al detective (Kissing the Detective, 2016). He is also a playwright and professor of Literature at the Autonomous University of Sinaloa.

Dr. Peter Watt is Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Sheffield and co-author of Drug War Mexico. Politics, Violence and Neoliberalism in the New Narcoeconomy (Zed Books, 2012).

Languages: Spanish and English (consecutive translation)

The cycle Pensar Iberoamérica is a cooperation between the Instituto Cervantes and Canning House in collaboration with ILAS and IMLR.

Tickets via Canning House.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WANDERLUST: STEVEN UHLY AND JAMIE BULLOCH IN CONVERSATION

MONDAY, 13 FEBRUARY, 6.45 pmSteven Uhly (c) Matthias Bothor

FREE WORD CENTRE, FARRINGDON ROAD, LONDON EC1

Tickets £5 / £3

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As part of the Free Word Centre’s popular Wanderlust event strand, German novelist Steven Uhly will be in conversation with his translator, Jamie Bulloch. They will talk about Steven’s epic novel and winner of the English PEN Award, Kingdom of Twilight (MacLehose Press, 2017). Uhly and Bulloch will also explore Germany’s Second World War trauma and themes of race, identity and migration.

 

 


 

BEE ROWLATT AND JEAN-CHRISTOPHE RUFIN

SATURDAY, 27th AUGUST, 11.00 amIMG_6017 copy

GARDEN THEATRE, EDINBURGH FESTIVAL

Tickets £12.00/£10.00

 

Journalist Bee Rowlatt travelled the world with a baby, in search of the life and legacy of 18th century feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. In Search of Mary is an entertaining account of her ‘mother of all journeys’. She is joined by Jean-Christophe Rufin – French diplomat, novelist and co-founder of Médecins Sans Frontières. In The Santiago Pilgrimage, Rufin shares his thoughtful 800km pilgrimage on foot to Santiago de Compostela.

Tickets are available here.

 


 

JONAS HASSEN KHEMIRI AND PETER TERRIN

SATURDAY 27th AUGUST, 6.30 pm

WRITERS’ RETREAT, EDINBURGH FESTIVAL

Tickets £12.00/£10.00Peter Terrin (c) Stephan Vanfleteren

 

Two internationally acclaimed European writers find unusual ways of answering ‘how do writers help make sense of life?’ Jonas Hassen Khemiri won Sweden’s highest literary honour, the August Prize, with Everything I Don’t Remember, while Peter Terrin won the Dutch equivalent of the Man Booker, the AKO Literatuurprijs, with Post Mortem. Each novel is stylistically daring, featuring a writer trying to make sense of events around him.

 

Tickets are available here.

 


 

DIEGO ENRIQUE OSORNO, SERGIO GONZALEZ RODRIGUEZ, EMILIANO RUIZ PARRA

SATURDAY 27th AUGUST, 7.15 pm

STUDIO THEATRE, EDINBURGH FESTIVAL

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Last August, the Book Festival invited seven Mexican authors to Edinburgh. One inspired audience member, Christopher MacLehose, decided to prepare a new English-language collection by Mexico’s finest journalists. The Sorrows of Mexico features reflections on a country that balances democracy with brutality. Diego Enrique Osorno tells stories of teenage prostitution; Sergio González Rodríguez describes systematic violence against women; and Emiliano Ruiz Parra recounts a good man’s assassination. Great writing finds a voice in English.

 

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