Juan Villoro is not only one of Mexico’s most prolific, celebrated authors, he’s also one of Latin America’s leading authorities on soccer. We're delighted to be publishing his thrilling, funny, and insightful essays on football, collected in God Is Round: Tackling the Giants, Villains, Triumphs, and Scandals of the World’s Favorite Game (April 19, 2016). As Francisco Goldman put it in The New Yorker, Villoro “has assumed the Octavio Paz mantle of Mexican public wise man of letters (though with none of Paz’s solemnity, for Villoro is boyishly effusive, brimming with laughter and cleverness… and, of course, Villoro, the author of the book God Is Round, may be the most fútbol-obsessed man alive).”
Juan Villoro will be coming to New York in April to launch the book and to participate in the PEN World Voices Festival. Catch him at one of the events below.
February 28: Elliott Bay Book Company (Seattle, WA)
April 25 - May 1: Featured Author at PEN World Voices Festival (New York, NY):
April 30: “La Frontera: A Literary Salon,” with Sergio González Rodríguez, Yuri Herrera, Cristina Rivera-Garza, Fey Berman, Carmen Boullosa, Luis Felipe Fabre, Francisco Goldman, Claudio Lomnitz, Óscar Martínez, Rubén Martínez, Guadalupe Nettel, Guillermo Osorno, and Veronica Gonzalez Peña (Queens, NY)