A Conversation with Juan Gabriel Vásquez and Jess Row April 24, 7:00 pm
680 Park Avenue
New York, NY
Admission: FREE for Americas Society Members; $20.00 for non-members. No additional fees will be charged when purchasing online. $10 student tickets will be available for purchase at the door with ID.
Americas Society is delighted to invite all members and non-members to this event with a free guest.
Celebrated Colombian author Juan Gabriel Vásquez and U.S. writer Jess Row will discuss Vásquez’s acclaimed novel The Sound of Things Falling as well as his latest, Reputaciones, and other works of fiction. Vásquez received the 2012 English PEN Award and the 2011 Alfaguara Prize. Named one of Granta‘s “Best Young American Novelists” in 2007, Row is a promising young author whose short-story collection The Train to Lo Wu was shortlisted for a PEN/Hemingway Award in 2006. This program will be conducted in English. A book-signing will follow the program, in collaboration with Posman Books.
We are proud to announce that Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s The Sound of Things Falling has been shortlisted for the prestigious IMPAC Dublin Award. We’re also pleased to share that Vásquez, in particular, his novel Reputaciones, was one of three finalists for the newly-inaugurated Premio Bienal de Novela Mario Vargas Llosa 2014.