VIRTUAL - Ave Barrera, Ellen Jones, and Robin Myers - THE FORGERY

Friday, August 12, 2022 - 7:00pm
Zoom Webinar

Brazos Bookstore will be hosting Ave Barrera and translators Ellen Jones and Robin Myers virtually on Friday, August 12 at 7 pm CT. 

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This event is part of Brazos Bookstore’s Summer of Indies! Click here to learn more!

A failing artist turned forger, an architectural masterpiece hidden behind high walls, an impish vagabond, and some very resourceful, very intimidating twins--Forgery pays homage to greats like Juan Rulfo and Luis Barrag n, traversing late 20th Century Guadalajara with the exuberance and eccentricity of an 18th Century picaresque.

Ave Barrera (Guadalajara, México, 1980) holds a Bachelor in Hispanic Literature at University of Guadalajara and for several years she was editor in Oaxaca, México. Ave has been awarded fellowships from the Fundación Carolina for a training course on publishing at the Complutense University of Madrid and the Young Creators Grant for Novel (2010 and 2014) from the Mexican National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA). Ave has worked as copywriter for e-media and once as a ghostwriter. She also writes short stories and just published the illustrated children book Una noche en el laberinto (A Night in a Labyrinth, Edebé 2014). She was recipient of the Sergio Galindo Award from the Veracruz University with her first novel Puertas demasiado pequeñas (The Forgery). She currently lives in México City and is writing a new novel: Tratado de la vida marina (A Treatise of Marine Life) with the support of FONCA. Her latest novel was published in 2019 in Mexico and Spain under the title Restauración (Restoration).

Ellen Jones is a writer, editor, and literary translator from Spanish. Her recent and forthcoming translations include Cubanthropy by Iván de la Nuez (Seven Stories Press, 2023), The Forgery by Ave Barrera (Charco Press, 2022, co-translated with Robin Myers), and Nancy by Bruno Lloret (Two Lines Press, 2021). Her monograph, Literature in Motion: Translating Multilingualism Across the Americas is published by Columbia University Press (2022).

Robin Myers is a poet and Spanish-to-English translator. Her translations include Copy by Dolores Dorantes (Wave Books), The Dream of Every Cell by Maricela Guerrero (Cardboard House Press), The Book of Explanations by Tedi López Mills (Deep Vellum Publishing), Cars on Fire by Mónica Ramón Ríos (Open Letter Books), The Restless Dead by Cristina Rivera Garza (Vanderbilt University Press), and other works of poetry and prose. She was a winner of the 2019 Poems in Translation Contest (Words Without Borders/Academy of American Poets). Other translations have appeared in the Kenyon Review, The Common, Harvard Review, Two Lines, Waxwing, Asymptote, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Baffler, and elsewhere. She lives in Mexico City.

The Forgery By Ave Barrera, Ellen Jones (Translator), Robin Myers (Translator) Cover Image
By Ave Barrera, Ellen Jones (Translator), Robin Myers (Translator)
ISBN: 9781913867157
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Published: Charco Press - July 26th, 2022