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The Blue Hour

A bilingual reading from Alonso Cueto's novel followed by a conversation with the author about literature and translation

Thursday, August 09, 2012
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Humanities 348


Alonso Cueto (Lima, 1954) is the author of over twenty books.  He is best known as a distinguished novelist and short story writer, but he is also a playwright, an essayist and a professor of English literature and creative writing at the Universidad Católica in Lima, Perú.  His recent publications include the novel La venganza del silencio (Planeta, 2010) and a book on Juan Carlos Onetti, El Soñador en la Penumbra (Fondo Cultural Económica, 2009). Cueto was awarded the prestigious Herralde Award (Spain 2005) for his novel La Hora Azul, the 2007 Casa de Ámericas-Planeta second-place prize for his novel Susurro de la Mujer Ballena, and the Anna Seghers Prize for his body of work (Germany, 2000), and a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation grant in 2002. Filmmaker Francisco Lombardi adapted Cueto’s novel Grandes Miradas (Peisa, 2003) to the screen as Mariposa Negra.  Cueto’s work has been translated into 15 languages, including Chinese and Korean. Random House recently published an English-language translation of La Hora Azul.

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Cost : Free and open to the public

Magaly Lopez

Sponsor(s): , Comparative Literature, Spanish and Portuguese, LAI Working Group on Translation, Circulation, and Travel in Latin America

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