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An Evening with Héctor Abad

We are thrilled to welcome Colombian novelist, essayist, journalist, and editor Héctor Abad to the store to discuss his novel The Farm. A Q&A and book signing will follow the discussion.

About the author:

Héctor Abad is one of Colombia’s leading writers. Born in 1958, he grew up in Medellín, where he studied medicine, philosophy and journalism. In 1987, his father was murdered by Colombian paramilitaries, an event he reflected on 20 years later in Oblivion: A Memoir (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012), which earned widespread critical acclaim as well as the WOLA-Duke Book Award. After being expelled from university for writing a defamatory text against the Pope, he moved to Italy before returning to his homeland in 1987. Abad has worked as a lecturer in Spanish at the University of Verona and as a translator of Italian literature. His translations from the Italian include works by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa and Umberto Eco. Abad writes a weekly column for Colombia’s national newspaper El Espectador. The Farm won the 2015 Cálamo Prize in Spain and was shortlisted for the Mario Vargas Llosa Prize.

The Farm Cover Image
By Hector Abad, Anne McLean (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780914671923
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Archipelago - April 17th, 2018

Event date: 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657
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