CANCELLED - Sergio Pitol’s Trilogy of Memory: A Love Letter to Literature

Start: 
Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 7:00pm
Location: 
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Unfortunately, due to Tropical Storm Harvey and its repercussions, this event is cancelled.

We welcome to the store translator George Henson.

George Henson is a translator of contemporary Latin American literature. In addition to Pitol’s Trilogy of Memory, his translated books include Elena Poniatowska’s The Heart of the Artichoke and Luis Jorge Boone’s The Cannibal Night. He has also translated texts by Alberto Chimal, Juan Villoro, Andrés Neuman, Leonardo Padura, and Yoss. He holds a Ph.D. in literary and translation studies from the University of Texas at Dallas and is currently a lecturer of Spanish at the University of Oklahoma. 

Sergio Pitol, Dean of 20th Century Mexican Letters

-Writer, Translator, Diplomat Author of over four dozen titles

-Translator of Austen, James, Woolf, Conrad, Chekov, Nabokov, Andrzejewski, and Gombrowicz Mexican

-Ambassador to the former Czechoslovakia

-Winner of: Herralde Prize for Novel, Juan Rulfo Prize, Xavier Villaurrutia Prize, Alfonso Reyes International Prize, and the Cervantes Prize

“Pitol is a writer of another kind: his importance lies on the page, in the creation of his own world, in his ability to shed light on the world.” ― Daniel Saldaña Paris, author of Among Strange Victims

"Pitol is probably one of Mexico’s most culturally complex and composite writers. He is certainly the strangest, most unfathomable and eccentric. . . . [His] voice . . . reverberates beyond the margins of his books." ― Valeria Luiselli, author of Faces in the Crowd

"Reading him, one has the impression . . . of being before the greatest writer in the Spanish language in our time." ― Enrique Vila-Matas

"A gorgeous, insight into literature, history, and a life lived through words. Sergio Pitol is one of Mexico's greatest authors." ― Mark Haber, Brazos Bookstore (Houston, Texas)