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The Latin American Writers Series - Claudia Hernández

Uptown Campus
100 Jones Hall
Greenleaf Conference Room

Featuring Claudia Hernández

Over the next few years, the Latin American Writers Series will showcase the most representative writers  of the continent and serve as an archive of their achievements.  Ecuadorian writer and Tulane’s Greenleaf Scholar-in-Residence,  Gabriela Alemán will conduct in-depth interviews with authors that address  a territory defined by massive migrations, multiple forms of violence, economic precariousness and environmental struggles. These authors – from different generations, countries and traditions – will describe their lives, influences and the mechanisms that tie their interests and concerns with their writing. The interviews will serve to feed a digital archive that will reflect and preserve how writing and publishing takes place in Latin America today.  In Spring 2019, the featured  authors are Achy Obejas, Yuri Herrera and Claudia Hernández. 

Durante los próximos años, la serie Latin American Writers reunirá lo más representativo de la escritura continental y producirá un archivo de las experiencias y  logros de estos escritores.  La escritora ecuatoriana y “Greenleaf Scholar-in-Residence” de Tulane, Gabriela Alemán realizará entrevistas con una docena de autores cuyos trabajos se movilizan en territorios marcados  por migraciones masivas, múltiples violencias, precariedad económica y luchas medioambientales. Surgiendo de varias generaciones, países y tradiciones, los autores hablarán sobre sus vidas, influencias y los mecanismos que vinculan sus intereses y preocupaciones con sus escrituras. Las entrevistas servirán para alimentar un archivo digital que reflejará como se escribe y se publica en América Latina hoy en día. En la primavera de 2019, los autores entrevistados serán Achy Obejas, Yuri Herrera and Claudia Hernández. 

Join us for the interview in Spanish in the Greenleaf Conference Room, 100-A Jones Hall at 5:30 PM.

Claudia Hernández González was born in San Salvador, in 1975. She has a degree in Communications from the Technological University of El Salvador, and has also studied law. Hernández has published six collections of short stories and two novels: Otras ciudades (2001), Mediodía de frontera (2002), Olvida uno (2005), De fronteras (2007), La canción del mar (2007), Causas Naturales (2013), Roza, tumba, quema (2017) and El verbo J (2018). Her stories have been published in several anthologies, including: The Central Americans (2002), Papayas und Bananen. Erotische und andere Erzählungen aus Zentralamerika (2002), Pequeñas resistencias 2Antología del cuento centroamericano contemporáneo (2003). Sangría Publishing House, based in Brooklyn, published her bilingual book They Have Fired Her Again in 2016. She has been anthologized in Spain, Italy, France, Germany and the United States. The translation of Roza, tumba, quema will appear in English in 2019. She won the prestigious Anna Seghers award in Germany in 2004.

Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute Stone Center for Latin American Studies


For more information contact: via email to rtsclas@tulane.edu or by phone at 504.865.5164
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