Gabriela Wiener, author of Sexographies, will be speaking with Niviaq Korneliussen, author of Last Night in Nuuk and Homo Sapienne, about today’s digital-dominant world of dating, answering important questions such as “how do our novels, stories and essays reflect this tumultuous state of modern love?” Join Gabriela and Niviaq during the PEN World Voices Festival on May 7th at 7:00 p.m., co-presented with the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.
Gabriela Wiener (Lima, 1975) is author of the crónicas collections Sexografías, Nueve Lunas, Mozart, la iguana con priapismo y otras historias, and Llamada perdida. Her work also includes the poetry collection Ejercicios para el endurecimiento del espíritu. Her latest book is Dicen de mí (2017). She writes regularly for the newspapers El País (Spain) and La República (Peru). She also writes for several American and European magazines, such as Etiqueta Negra (Peru), Anfibia (Argentina), Corriere della Sera (Italy), XXI (France), and Virginia Quarterly Review (United States). In Madrid, she worked as editor of the Spanish edition of Marie Claire. She left the magazine in 2014 to work on her first novel.
Niviaq Korneliussen won a prestigious short story competition in Greenland, when she was only 22. The resulting attention led to her being awarded a writing grant which produced Last Night in Nuuk. She lives in Nuuk, Greenland, travels frequently, and teaches writing classes in indigenous communities in the Greenlandic interior.