Thursday, February 6, 2014

Public Events in NYC with The Man Who Loved Books - Padura's Itinerary (Feb 24-26)

As announced in my previous post, Cuban novelist Leonardo Padura will be visiting us in New York City in late February and appearing at four public events between Mon., Feb. 24 and Wed., Feb. 26.

Here's his 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.
Leonardo Padura was born in Havana, Cuba in 1955. A novelist, journalist, and critic, he is the author of several novels, two volumes of short stories, and several nonfiction collections. His novels featuring the detective Mario Conde have been translated into many languages and have won literary prizes around the world. "The Man Who Loved Dogs" was a finalist for the Book of the Year Award in Spain. Padura lives in Mantilla, a suburb of Havana.

Anna Kushner translates from Spanish, French, and Portuguese. She is the translator of the books "The Halfway House" by Guillermo Rosales (New Directions), "The Autobiography of Fidel Castro" by Norberto Fuentes (W.W. Norton), "Jerusalem" by Gonçalo Tavares (Dalkey Archive), "Leapfrog" by Guillermo Rosales (New Directions), and "The Man Who Loved Dogs" by Leonardo Padura (Farrar, Straus and Giroux). Her writing has appeared in Dzanc Books Best of the Web 2008, the Bucks County Writer, Crab Orchard Review, Ep;phany, and Wild River Review.

Jonathan Blitzer is the book reviews editor at Words without Borders. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Nation, among other places. He is on the editorial staff of the New Yorker.

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