Roundup: Gregg Barrios, Sam Savage, Andrzej Stasiuk, Quim Monzo, more

by Mark Athitakis (membership) | Oct-03-2011

NBCC board member Gregg Barrios will be honored on Wednesday, October 5, at the University of Texas San Antonio at The New Latino Generation. Barrios’ work will be read and performed by Sandra Cisneros, Norma Cantu, slam poet Anthony Flores, and actors Rick Frederick and Brad Milne.

Carolyn Kellogg reviews Sam Savage’s novel Glass for the Los Angeles Times.

Piotr Florczyk reviews Andrzej Stasiuk’s essay collection On the Road to Babadag: Travels in the Other Europe for the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Mythili G. Rao reviews Quim Monzo’s story collection Guadelajara for Words Without Borders.

Benjamin Moser is editing a series of new translations of works by Brazilian novelist Clarice Lispector.

Rayyan Al-Shawaf reviews Hisham Matar’s second novel, Anatomy of a Disappearance, for the Miami Herald.

Adam Kirsch begins a monthly column for Tablet on postwar Jewish fiction with considerations of Leon Uris’ Exodus and S.Y. Agnon’s Only Yesterday.

Steven G. Kellman reviews William Kennedy’s new novel, Chango’s Beads and Two-Tone Shoes, for the San Francisco Chronicle.

J. Peder Zanereports from a recent panel discussion on 9/11 and literature in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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