The Future of Spanish-Language Writing

Authors Discussion

December 6, 2010

The Future of Spanish-Language Writing

Event Description

Carlos Labbé, Andrés Felipe Solano and Carlos Yushimito, recently named to Granta’s list of Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists, read and discussed their work with moderator Daniel Alarcón.

Chilean Carlos Labbé's published works include three novels, most recently, Locuela, along with a hyper-text novel, a story collection and two music albums.


Andrés Felipe Solano, of Colombia, is author of the novel Sálvame, Joe Louis and was short-listed for the 2007 journalism prize awarded by Gabriel García Márquez’s Fundación Nuevo Periodismo Iberoamericano.

Carlos Yushimito, of Peru, is author of the story collection Las islas and the novel, Las criaturas aladas, which will be published next year. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies at Brown University.

Daniel Alarcón is a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Latin American Studies and the author of Lost City Radio, winner of the 2009 International Literature Prize.


Co-sponsored with Granta, the Department of English and the Transnational American Studies Working Group.