Event Highlights: Spanish Voices – Conversations with Andrès Neuman
On April 23 and 24, 2014, the Center for the Study of Europe, in collaboration with the Department of Romance Studies, hosted the Spanish-Argentine writer Andrès Neuman. On Wednesday, April 23, Neuman took part in a workshop for graduate students – Globalization and Latin American Literature – with Gustavo Guerrero, Visiting Professor of Spanish Literature at Cornell University, and on April 24, he took part in a reading and conversation event – moderated by Alicia Borinksy – as part of the Center’s “European Voices” series.
The son of emigrant musicians, Neuman grew up in Buenos Aires and Granada. At the age of twenty-two he published his first novel, Bariloche (1999), followed by La vida en las ventanas (2002), Una ves Argentina (2003) and El viajero del siglo (“Traveller of the Century”) which won the 2009 Alfaguara Prize and the Critics’ Prize in Spain and has been translated into ten languages. It was published by Pushkin Press in the UK and Farrar Strauss and Giroux in the US. Neuman is also the author of the short-story collections El que espera (2000), El ultimo minuto (2001) and Alumbramiento (2006); the collection of aphorisms El equilibrista (2005); the Latin American travel book Cómo viajar sin ver (2010); and Década (2008), his collected poems. His latest novel, Talking to Ourselves, was published by Farrar Strauss and Giroux in April.
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