Authors of both fiction and nonfiction discuss how New York features in their work and ponder the endless and mysterious allure of what is arguably the world’s cultural capital. Featuring Jorge Franco, Eduardo Lago and Suketu Mehta; moderated by Connie Rosenblum of the New York Times.
This event is free, is hosted @ the Workshop, and is co-sponsored with PEN World Voices 2007: The New York Festival of International Literature. For more information about the festival, click here.
Jorge Franco (Colombia) was awarded the Pedro G—mez Valderrama National Narrative prize for his first collection of short stories, and his first novel won the Ciudad de Pereira National Novel Competition. His novel, Rosario Tijeras, was awarded the Hammett International Prize and has been translated into fourteen languages and successfully adapted into a film. His most recent novel is Melodrama.
Eduardo Lago (Spain/United States) is the author of a collection of short stories; a memoir; and Call Me Brooklyn, his first novel, which won the 2006 Nadal Prize in Spain. He is the director of Instituto Cervantes New York.
Suketu Mehta is a fiction writer and journalist based in New York. His first book, Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found, won the Kiriyama Prize, and was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize. Mehta’s work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Granta, and Harper’s among many other publications. Mehta was born in Calcutta and raised in Bombay and New York.
Connie Rosenblum is the author of Gold Digger: The Outrageous Life and Times of Peggy Hopkins Joyce and the editor of New York Stories: The Best of the City Section of the New York Times. She is the editor of the New York Times City Section.