Cristina Rivera Garza - THE ILIAC CREST

Start: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 7:00pm
Location: 
2421 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Cristina Rivera Garza will be in conversation with Kavita Singh.

Tonight's event followed by music from Mexican singer and writer Amandititita.

Atmospheric and unsettling, Cristina Rivera Garza's novel THE ILIAC CREST builds on the betrayals and unspoken violence that lie entrenched in notions of gendered personhood. On a dark and stormy night, two mysterious women invade an unnamed narrator’s house, where they proceed to ruthlessly question their host’s identity. While the two women are strangely intimate, even inventing a secret language, they harass the narrator by repeatedly claiming to know his greatest secret: that he is, in fact, a woman.


Cristina Rivera Garza is an award-winning author, translator, and critic. Her books, originally written in Spanish, have been translated into multiple languages. She is the recipient of the Roger Caillois Award for Latin American Literature (2013), the Anna Seghers-Preis (2005), and the only two-time winner of the International Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Prize (2001; 2009). She received her PhD in 2012 in Latin American history from the University of Houston, where she is currently Distinguished Professor in Hispanic Studies. Sarah Booker is an English-to-Spanish translator and PhD candidate at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her research revolves around contemporary Latin American narratives and translation studies. She is particularly interested in the relationship between translation and identity in the region, as well as fictional representations of translation.

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By Cristina Rivera Garza, Sarah Booker (Translator), Elena Poniatowska (Afterword by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781558614352
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Feminist Press - October 10th, 2017