Monday, May 3rd at 7pm
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Join us for the fourteenth episode of Write America featuring award-winning novelist Carlos Fonseca & poet and human rights activist Rose Styron as they read and discuss their works and about how books and art might bridge the deep divisions in our nation.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
CARLOS FONSECA was born in 1987 in San José, Costa Rica, and spent half of his childhood and adolescence in Puerto Rico. In 2016, he was named one of the twenty best Latin American writers born in the 1980s at the Guadalajara Book Fair, and in 2017 he was included in the Bogotá39 list of the best Latin American writers under forty. He is the author of the novel Colonel Lágrimas (Restless Books, 2016) and Natural History (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019), and in 2018, he won the National Prize for Literature in Costa Rica for his book of essays, La lucidez del miope. He teaches at Trinity College, Cambridge, and lives in London.
ROSE STYRON is a poet, journalist, translator and international human rights activist. She’s published four volumes of poetry (Viking and Rizzoli), and traveled widely for Amnesty International and other human rights organizations, chairing AIUSA’s National Advisory Council, PEN’s Freedom to Write Committee and the RFK Human Rights Award. She is currently on the advisory board of Johns Hopkins Hospital and Human Rights. A variety of her articles appeared in national periodicals on her involvement. In 2009 and 2010 Rose was a resident fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics and its Carr Center for Human Rights. She has written introductions to Letters to My Father (LSU Press) and The Selected Letters of William Styron (Random House), also editing the latter. An introduction to Dinner in Camelot and an essay on Gabriel Garcia Marquez have appeared in The Review this year. Most recently, with Meryl Streep, she co-chairs Poetry and the Creative Mind on stage at Lincoln Center on behalf of the Academy of American Poets each April. She serves on the Advisory Boards of Beyond Conflict and the Johns Hopkins Hospital—Health and Human Rights boards. Rose’s newest volume of poems Fierce Day was published in 2015. She is currently working on a memoir.