An Evening with Héctor Abad & Don Share

We are thrilled to welcome Colombian novelist, essayist, journalist, and editor Héctor Abad to the store to discuss his novel The Farm. Abad will appear in conversation with poet and chief editor of Poetry Magazine Don Share. A Q&A and book signing will follow the discussion.

About Héctor Abad:

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.

About Don Share:

Don Share became the editor of Poetry in 2013. His books of poetry are Wishbone (2012), Squandermania (2007), and Union (2013, 2002). He is the co-editor of The Open Door: 100 Poems, 100 Years of Poetry Magazine (2012), and editor of Bunting's Persia (2012) and a critical edition of Basil Bunting's poems (2016). He is the translator of Field Guide: Poems by Dario Jaramillo Agudelo (2012), Miguel Hernández (2013), and I Have Lots of Heart: Selected Poems by Miguel Hernández (1998), winner of the Times Literary Supplement Translation Prize and the Premio Valle Inclán for Spanish Translation.


The Farm Cover Image
By Hector Abad, Anne McLean (Translated by)
ISBN: 9780914671923
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Published: Archipelago - April 17th, 2018

Who Reads Poetry: 50 Views from “Poetry” Magazine Cover Image
By Fred Sasaki (Editor), Don Share (Editor)
ISBN: 9780226504766
Availability: On Our Shelves Now, Please Call to Confirm!
Published: University of Chicago Press - October 20th, 2017

Miguel Hernandez (NYRB Poets) Cover Image
By Miguel Hernández, Don Share (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781590176290
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Published: NYRB Poets - April 2nd, 2013

Event date: 

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

Event address: 

Unabridged Books, Inc.
Chicago, IL 60657
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