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The Bridge: A Conversation with Samantha Schnee and Carmen Boullosa

Co-presented by The Bridge Series (thebridgeseries.org) and the PEN Translation Committee.

A reading and discussion of Latin American literature in translation and Carmen Boullosa’s new novel Texas, with Samantha Schnee and Carmen Boullosa.

Samantha Schnee is the founding editor of Words Without Borders, a website of literature from over 100 countries, translated into English. She holds an MFA in Fiction from the New School and a BA in English Literature from Dartmouth College. She has been translating from the Spanish for a decade and has worked with Carmen Boullosa since 2006. Her translation of Boullosa’s novel Texas will be published by Deep Vellum Publishing in December 2014.

Carmen Boullosa is one of Mexico’s leading writers. The author of over a dozen novels that have received numerous prizes and honors, Boullosa has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a Cullman Center Fellow at the New York Public Library. Also a poet and playwright, she has taught at New York University, Columbia University, CUNY, and Georgetown, among other universities, and she hosts a television show, Nueva York, on CUNY-TV, which has received five New York Emmys. Her work has been translated into several languages, and she is currently a FONCA fellow in Mexico. She lives in Brooklyn and Mexico City. More information can be found at www.carmenboullosa.net and @carmenboullosa.

This is a co-presentation by the Bridge and the PEN Translation Committee, PEN American Center.

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