Andrés Neuman, author of How to Travel without Seeing: Dispatches from the New Latin America, will be celebrating his latest publication in English at Brazos Bookstore in Houston, Texas Wednesday November 2, 2016, with author Eduardo Rabasa.
As a hub for the most creative, intelligent and engaged readers in Houston, Brazos Bookstore offers programs and curates their shelves to inspire and expand the horizons of their curious readers. They seek to connect all readers with the best contemporary and classic literature, non-fiction, art and architecture monographs, and books for children. Readers engage with emerging and established authors in person through their interactive–and free–book signing events.
Andrés Neuman (1977) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he spent his childhood. The son of Argentine émigré musicians, he lives in Granada, Spain. He has a degree in Spanish Philology from the University of Granada, where he taught Latin American literature. He was selected as one of Granta’s Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists and was included on the Bogotá-39 list. He is the author of numerous novels, short stories, poems, aphorisms, and travel books. His first novel translated into English, Traveler of the Century (FSG), won the Alfaguara Prize and the National Critics Prize, and was selected among the books of the year by El País, El Mundo, The Guardian, The Independent, and Financial Times; it was also shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and received a Special Commendation from the jury of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. His second novel translated into English, Talking to Ourselves (FSG), was longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and for the Best Translated Book Award, shortlisted for the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize, and selected as the first among the twenty top books of the year by Typographical Era. His last book in English is the collection of short stories The Things We Don’t Do (Open Letter). His works have been translated into twenty-two languages.
Eduardo Rabasa (b. 1978) is the founding editorial director of Sexto Piso, Mexico’s most prominent independent publishing house and winner of the 2004 International Young Publisher of the Year Award. He studied political science at Mexico’s National University (UNAM), where he graduated with a thesis on the concept of power in the works of George Orwell. He writes a weekly column for the national newspaper Milenio, and has translated books by authors including Morris Berman, George Orwell, and Somerset Maugham. A Zero-Sum Game is Rabasa’s debut novel, and was originally published in Mexico by Sur+. He was named one of the top 20 Mexican writers under the age of 40 by Hay Festival, the British Council, and Conaculta as part of their Mexico20 project. He currently resides in Mexico City.
When: Wednesday November 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Where: Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet Street, Houston, Texas 77005