“Juárez en Nueva Orleans”

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8417 Sewell Social Science Building
@ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Dr. Yuri Herrera

Presented (In Spanish) by: Yuri Herrera, Author, and Professor of Latin American literature at Tulane University

About the presentation: El novelista mexicano Yuri Herrera hablará sobre su novela más reciente, La estación del pantano (2022), que imagina el exilio en Nueva Orleans de Benito Juárez, el primer presidente indígena de México.

About the presenter: Yuri Herrera (Actopán, Hidalgo, México, 1970) received his BA in Political Science at the Universidad Autónoma de México, an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Texas at El Paso, and a Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. His first novel Trabajos del reino (in English: Kingdom Cons) was awarded the “Otras voces, otros ámbitos” prize for the best novel published in Spain in 2008; his second novel, Señales que precederán al fin del mundo (Signs Preceding the End of the World) was a finalist for the Rómulo Gallegos Prize. In 2016 he received the Anna Seghers Prize at the Academy of Arts of Berlin for the body of his work. His latest books are the historical narrative A Silent Fury: The El Bordo Mine Fire, the sci fi short stories collection Diez planetas, and the novel La estación del pantano. He is Professor of Latin American literature in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Tulane University.

Please note that is event is made possible the UW-Madison Anonymous Fund.