Alberto FUGUET

  • Americas
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • South America
  • Chile

Alberto FUGUET is coeditor of Se Habla Español (Miami: Alfaguara, 2000), an anthology of Latin American authors writing, in Spanish, about the United States. In 1996 he published the notorious "McOndo," (a pun of the famous Macondo from Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude) an anthology of fiction by Latin American writers under 35. His anti-magical realist novel Mala Onda (Bad Vibes) was a bestseller for several weeks in 1991, and in 1989 his collection of short stories, Sobredosis, received the Santiago Municipal Award. He will be reading at Prairie Lights from his forthcoming novel, The Movies of My Life. He is currently a columnist for Chilean newspaper El Mercurio.

Happening Now

  • A fall harvest of book reviews coming in: of The Others by Sarah BLAU (translated from the Hebrew by Daniella Zamir); of LO Yi-Chin’s Farewell, translated from the Chinese by Jeremy TIANG; of Véronique TADJO’s In the Company of Men

  • A fascinating interview with IWP’s Senior Advisor, professor Peter Nazareth, retired from UI’s English Department in spring 2021, after nearly five decades of teaching.

  • Word reaches us that poet HU Xudong  胡续冬, who also taught comparative and world literatures at Peking University (Beida), specializing in Latin American literatures, passed away unexpectedly. RIP, Hu Xudong…

  • We note with sadness the passing of Hiroshi SAKAGAMI 坂上 弘, whose long novelistic career garnered him major literary and cultural honors. A former president of the Japan Writers’ Association, he was until his retirement also the director of Keio University Press.

  • The poetic documentary Songs Still Sung: Voices from the Tsunami Shores, written and co-produced by Takako ARAI and creatively subtitled into English by a class of UI students of Japanese, will be screened at the prestigious Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, on-line 10/7-14/2021.

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