BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Inprint - ECPv4.9.12//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Inprint X-ORIGINAL-URL:https://inprinthouston.org X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Inprint BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/Chicago BEGIN:DAYLIGHT TZOFFSETFROM:-0600 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:CDT DTSTART:20180311T080000 END:DAYLIGHT BEGIN:STANDARD TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0600 TZNAME:CST DTSTART:20181104T070000 END:STANDARD END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20180326T193000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20180326T210000 DTSTAMP:20240622T073511 CREATED:20170802T180831Z LAST-MODIFIED:20190717T153755Z UID:11103-1522092600-1522098000@inprinthouston.org SUMMARY:Inprint Aminatta Forna & Samanta Schweblin Reading DESCRIPTION:For a Stude Concert Hall map and parking instructions click here. \nPresentation to recipient of the Inprint Marion Barthelme Prize in Creative Writing at Rice University preceding the reading. \nFollowing the reading\, Aminatta Forna and Samanta Schweblin will be interviewed on-stage by Daniel Peña\, a Pushcart Prize winning writer and Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Houston-Downtown\, whose debut novel BANG was just published by Arte Público Press.\nDownload a flier about the reading here.\nAMINATTA FORNA “is a born storyteller\,” writes The Boston Globe. Her novels include The Hired Man\, named a best book of the year by NPR and the San Francisco Chronicle; The Memory of Love\, winner of the Commonwealth Writers Best Book Award and shortlisted for the Orange Prize and the International Dublin Literary Award; and Ancestor Stones\, winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award and named a New York Times Editor’s Choice book. Her memoir The Devil That Danced on the Water tells the story of going back to Sierra Leone to investigate the execution of her dissident father. She received the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize and was a finalist for the 2016 Neustadt Prize. Her work has been translated into 16 languages. She will be reading from her novel Happiness\, coming out in March 2018. Set in modern day London\, a chance encounter and a tale of love\, loss\, cruelty\, and kindness raise questions about the meaning of happiness.\n“SAMANTA SCHWEBLIN is one of the most promising voices in modern literature\,” according to Mario Vargas Llosa. Fever Dream\, her first novel and the first of her books to be translated into English from Spanish\, was a finalist for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize. Kirkus\, in a starred review\, calls it “a taut\, exquisite page-turner…. In a literary thriller of the highest order\, Schweblin teases out the underlying anxieties of being vulnerable and loving vulnerable creatures and of being an inhabitant of a planet with an increasingly uncertain future.” The New Yorker says “the book feels as if it belongs to a new literary genre altogether.” She is also the author of three story collections that have won numerous awards\, including the prestigious Juan Rulfo Story Prize\, and was named to Granta’s list of best writers in Spanish under 35. Her story collection Pájaros en la Boca (Mouthful of Birds)\, for which she received the Casa de las Américas Prize\, will come out in English in 2018. Born in Argentina\, she now lives in Germany.\nReading followed by a book sale and signing.\nTo order books by Aminatta Forna & Samanta Schweblin at a discount click here.\nTo submit questions for Aminatta Forna & Samanta Schweblin click here.\nTo learn more about the 2017/2018 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Series click here\nLINKS:\n“Aminatta Forna: We must take back our stories and reverse the gaze\,” in The Guardian\, February 17\, 2017. An extract from a keynote speech given by Aminatta Forna to the African Studies Association.\n“Aminatta Forna: a life in writing\,” The Guardian\, May 3\, 2013.\n“Between Pain and Peace\,” by Maaza Mengiste\, in The New York Times Sunday Book Review\, January 9\, 2011. A review of The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna.\n“This Week in Fiction: Samanta Schweblin on an Adult Man’s Infantilization\,” an interview with Deborah Treisman in The New Yorker\, May 22\, 2017.\n“Argentian star Samanta Schweblin’s destabilizing English debut\, Fever Dream\,” a book review by Ellie Robins\, Los Angeles Times\, January 20\, 2017.\n“The Sick Thrill of Fever Dream\,” by Jia Tolentino\, in The New Yorker\, January 4\, 2017. A review of Fever Dream. \n URL:https://inprinthouston.org/event/inprint-aminatta-forna-samata-schweblin-reading/ LOCATION:Stude Concert Hall\, Rice University\, Entrance #18 & #20\, 6100 Main St.\, Houston\, TX\, 77005\, United States CATEGORIES:2020/2021 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series ATTACH;FMTTYPE=image/jpeg:https://inprinthouston.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/combined-Forna-and-Schweblin.jpg END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR