Update: There will be student readings at Verge Gallery from 6-7pm and Valeria will speak at 148 Concord St at 7pm.
Our first writer of the spring semester, Valeria Luiselli, has been getting a lot of attention as she prepares to release her second novel, The Story of My Teeth. This novel is extremely strange and wonderful; focusing on an auctioneer who auctions off the teeth of famous writers and thinkers, from Plato to Virginia Woolf. It was written collaboratively with workers at Grupo Jumex, a juice factory in Mexico. Originally, it was commissioned as part of the catalog for an exhibition at the Museo Jumex, which is one of Mexico City's most exciting spaces for contemporary art. It was written originally as a serial novel to be read by a "tobacco reader" to the employees at the juice factory to make the workday more interesting, which is a tradition that is still common in Cuba and elsewhere. The book is getting rave reviews from the Sunday's New York Times Book Review.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact NHIA.