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Lina Meruane Author Event

05/21/2016 - 4:00pm

Chilean author Lina Meruane will talk about her latest novel Seeing Red, a powerful, profound, autobiographical novel describing a young Chilean writer recently relocated to New York for doctoral work who suffers a stroke, leaving her blind and increasingly dependent on those closest to her. Fiction and autobiography intertwine in an intense, visceral, and caustic novel about the relationship between the body, illness, science, and human relationships.

Lina Meruane is one of the most prominent and influential female voices in Chilean contemporary literature. A novelist, essayist, and cultural journalist, she is the author of a host of short stories that have appeared in various anthologies and magazines in Spanish, English, German and French. She has published a short story collection, Las Infantas (1998), and three novels: Póstuma (2000), Cercada (2000), and Fruta Podrida (2007). The latter won the Best Unpublished Novel Prize awarded by Chile’s National Council of the Culture and the Arts in 2006. She won the Anna Seghers Prize, awarded to her by the Akademie der Künste, in Berlin, Germany in 2011 for her entire body of written work. Meruane received the prestigious Mexican Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Prize in 2012 for Seeing Red. Meruane has received writing grants from the Arts Development Fund of Chile (1997), the Guggenheim Foundation (2004), and National Endowment for the Arts (2010). She received her PhD in Latin American Literature from New York University, where she currently serves as professor of World and Latin American Literature and Creative Writing. She also serves as editor of Brutas Editoras, an independent publishing house located in New York City, where she lives between trips back to Chile.

Event address: 
King's Books
218 St Helens Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402
Seeing Red Cover Image
By Lina Meruane, Megan McDowell (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781941920244
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - February 23rd, 2016

Seeing Red Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781941920251
Availability: Available Now
Published: Deep Vellum Publishing - January 31st, 2016