Please join us for an Off the Page reading by Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, author of Las Aventuras de China Iron, and her translators, Fiona Mackintosh and Iona Macintyre. Their English-language translation, The Adventures of China Iron, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Gabriela Cabezón Cámara will be interviewed by Professor Mariana Zinni of the Hispanic Languages and Literatures Department, and our very own MFA student Leo Grossman will be interviewing Fiona Mackintosh and Iona Macintyre.
October 13, 2023
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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Books will be available for purchase via Kew & Willow Bookstore.
GABRIELA CABEZÓN CÁMARA was born in Buenos Aires in 1968. Her debut novel La virgen cabeza (published in English as Slum Virgin by Charco Press, 2017) was followed by Romance de la negra rubia (Romance of the Black Blonde, 2014)) as well as by two collections of short stories. In 2011 she published the novella Le viste la cara a Dios (You’ve Seen God’s Face), later republished ad a graphic novel, Beya (Biutiful), illustrated by Iñaki Echeverrría. Beya was awarded the Argentine Senate’s Alfredo Palacios Prize and was recognized by the Buenos Aires City Council and the Congress of Buenos Aires Province for its social and cultural significance as well as for its contribution against human trafficking. During 2013, she was writer-in-residence at UC Berkeley, and in 2019 she was part of the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin.
FIONA MACKINTOSH is a Senior Lecturer in Latin American Literature at the University of Edinburgh with research interests in gender studies, comparative literature and literary translation. Fiona specializes in Argentinian fiction and poetry and has published extensively on Alejandra Pizarnik and Silvina Ocampo in particular, as well as on contemporary authors. She has translated Luisa Valenzuela’s The Other Book for Bomb magazine and selected poems by Esteban Peicovich for In Other Words.
IONA MACINTYRE is a Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Iona’s teaching and research has focused on nineteenth-century Spanish American history and culture. Within this area she works primarily on Argentina, history of the book, translation studies, gender studies and transatlantic relations. She has also published on the contemporary fiction of Jorge Accame.