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The Future of Spanish-Language Literature

A conversation with Granta's Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists Carlos Labbé, Carlos Yushimito and Daniel Alarcón.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Bunche Hall 10383
Los Angeles, CA 90095

From Borges to Bolaño, the Spanish language has given us some of the most beloved writers of the 20th and 21st centuries. But as the reach of Spanish-language culture extends far beyond Spain and Latin America, and the US tilts towards a majority Hispanic population, it is time to ask who is next in this exciting tradition.

Carlos Yushimito del Valle (Peru) and Carlos Labbé (Chile) are two of the twenty-two writers that Granta Magazine selected as the best of young Spanish-language novelists. Daniel Alarcon, a former Granta Best Young Novelist and author of Lost City Radio will join Carlos Yushimito and Carlos Labbé here at UCLA for a discussion on the future of the Spanish language literature. This discussion will be moderated by UCLA Professor and Chair Efrain Kristal.

Cost : Free and open to the public

Download file: grantaflyer-tj-o5c.pdf

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, Comparative Literature, Spanish and Portuguese, Granta Magazine

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