REMINDER: Cuban novelist Leonardo Padura will be visiting us in New York City early next week, appearing at four public events between Mon., Feb. 24 and Wed., Feb. 26.
Christine Armario of the AP caught up with Padura at Books & Books in Miami and posted the story, "Cuban Writer Padura Tests US Literary Waters," today. Also, BOMB magazine recently ran an excellent interview of Padura by the late Cuban-American novelist Óscar Hijuelos.
Here's what Hijuelos had to say about Padura's "The Man Who Loved Dogs," as quoted on the back cover of the new English translation:
Here's Padura's itinerary:
- "The End of Utopia?": Inaugural book launch of the new English translation of "The Man Who Loved Dogs" - Mon., Feb. 24, 7:00 p.m. - Instituto Cervantes - 211-215 East 49th Street - Moderated by Baruch College Professor Ted Henken. In collaboration with Farrar, Straus & Giroux and BOMB Magazine. Free admission. In English & Spanish. Reception with Spanish wine to follow!
- "Global Cuba: On Translating and Being Translated": A conversation with internationally renown, bestselling Cuban novelist Leonardo Padura and Anna Kushner, translator of Padura's noir historical novel about the assassination of Leon Trotsky, "The Man Who Loved Dogs." Tues., Feb. 25, 6:00 p.m., CUNY Graduate Center, Room 9205, 365 Fifth Avenue (@ 34th Street), Program in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages. Seating is extremely limited - RSVP with @ElYuma.
- "A Conversation with Leonardo Padura": The Bildner Center hosts the noted Cuban novelist and journalist - Wed., Feb. 26, 12:15 p.m. - CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room - 365 Fifth Avenue (@ 34th Street). This event will be in Spanish.
- "Words Without Borders hosts an evening with Leonardo Padura": Join Leonardo Padura, translator Anna Kushner, and Words without Borders reviews editor Jonathan Blitzer for a reading from "The Man Who Loved Dogs" and a discussion of the author’s work. Wed., Feb. 26, 7 p.m., 61 Local, 61 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, New York.