Novel Experiences

Carlos Fonseca and Karmele Jaio

Novel Experiences

Carlos Fonseca and Karmele Jaio

3:30pm

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Lakeside Terrace

60 mins

Experienced writers and novelists themselves, Carlos Fonseca and Karmele Jaio know there are many paths to becoming a writer. In their newest novels, Austral and My Father’s House, they explore two very different stories about the love of literature, the compulsion to write and the transformative power of stories as the great revealers of truth.

In illuminating conversation, two leading Spanish-language writers discuss making a mark on the literary world, their writing journeys to date and feeling the undeniable need to put pen to paper.

Moderated by Emily Donaldson.

Presented with support from the Etxepare Basque Institute.

 

Basque Culture logo

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Conversation

How to attend

$69.99

Students and youth save up to 50% on passes.

Experienced writers and novelists themselves, Carlos Fonseca and Karmele Jaio know there are many paths to becoming a writer. In their newest novels, Austral and My Father’s House, they explore two very different stories about the love of literature, the compulsion to write and the transformative power of stories as the great revealers of truth.

In illuminating conversation, two leading Spanish-language writers discuss making a mark on the literary world, their writing journeys to date and feeling the undeniable need to put pen to paper.

Moderated by Emily Donaldson.

Presented with support from the Etxepare Basque Institute.

 

Basque Culture logo

This event will be followed by a book signing.

Conversation

Featured Authors

Carlos Fonseca was born in Costa Rica, grew up in Puerto Rico, and studied in the United States. He was selected by the Hay Festival as part of the Bogotá39 group (2017), by Granta Magazine as one of its twenty-five best young Spanish-language writers (2021), and by the Encyclopaedia Britannica as one of the twenty most promising writers in the world for its “Young Shapers of the Future” (2022). His previous novels are Colonel Lágrimas and Natural History, both translated by Megan McDowell. His work has been translated into more than ten languages. He is a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Read more about Carlos Fonseca

Karmele Jaio Eiguren (Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1970) has written three collections of stories – Fifteen Wounds, As Weak As You and Not Me, – three novels – My Mother’s Hands, Music in the Air and My Father’s House and a book of poetry. My Father’s House has won the Euskadi Prize of Literature, the highest award in Basque literature. My Mother’s Hands is one of the best-selling books in Basque Literature, has been adapted for the screen and won the English Pen Translation Award. Her stories have also been adapted for the theater and published in some antologies: Best European Fiction 2017 and The Penguin Book of Spanish Short Stories among others. Karmele Jaio Eiguren’s Festival appearance is generously supported by the Etxepare Basque Institute.

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3:30pm

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Lakeside Terrace

60 mins

How to attend

$69.99

Students and youth save up to 50% on passes.

What to read

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