Literatura y sociedad en la América Latina de 2006


Date:       Friday, February 17, 2006
Time:       3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Troy Moore Library
                General Classroom Building -939
                Georgia State University
                Corner of Decatur Street and Peachtree Center Ave.
                (2 Blocks from Five Points Marta Station)Luna Caliente Book Cover


Event Notes

Argentinian author, Mempo Giardinelli will speak about the role of intellectuals and the connections between writing and living in Latin America.

Born in Resistencia (Chaco, 1947), Mempo Giardinelli studied at the Law School, Universidad Nacional del Nordeste, Argentina (1964-1969). He lived in exile, in Mexico, between 1976 and 1983. He went back in 1985 and he now lives in Resistencia.

As a fiction writer (novels and short-stories) and essayist, he has a significant list of publications in some of the most important publishing houses of more than 30 countries. His works have been translated into 20 languages and his works have won him prestigious awards, among them the “Premio Rómulo Gallegos” (1993), that is the most important literary award in the Spanish-speaking world. His novel Luna caliente (Sultry moon) was awarded the “Mexican National Award” in 1983, granted by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes.

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Additional Event Notes

The talk will be in Spanish.

This event is free and open to the public.
For more information contact Bill Nichols at 404.651.2265 or