Gritty Realism

April 27, 2007 | Walter Reade Theater, Lincoln Center | NYC

With Daniel Alarcón, Guillermo Arriaga, Jorge Franco, Patrícia Melo; moderated by Francisco Goldman

Co-sponsored by Instituto Cervantes New York and the Consulate General of Spain

Discussed: violence in the urban environment; making creative work where there is none; political correctness as violence; magical vs. gritty; politics or the lack thereof in Latin American writing; plus readings from all the panelists.

Copyright © 2007 Beowulf Sheehan/PEN American Center

• Entire event

• Reading by Daniel Alarcón 
 • Reading by Guillermo Arriaga 
 • Reading by Jorge Franco 
 • Reading by Patrícia Melo 
 • Panel Discussion

From the PEN Blogs

• Jane Ciabattari:
Francisco Goldman, the Guatemalan born author who moderated Friday’s “Gritty Realism” panel, proved an expert guide through the shift from magical realism to…[More]

• Luke Epplin:
The title for the event that I attended this afternoon, Gritty Realism, is a response to the literary movement that dominated Latin American literature in…[More]

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