9th Ave: Center for the Art of Translation Present: Yuri Herrera

Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.

 

 

Yuri Herrera discusses his new book, Kingdom Cons, with Caille Millner. Sponsored by The Center for the Art of Translation.

 

Praise for Yuri Herrera

 

"Herrera is Mexico's greatest novelist." —Francisco Goldman

 

"Herrera’s metaphors grasp the freedom, and the alarming disorientation, of transition and translation." Maya Jaggi, The Guardian

 

"Yuri Herrera’s tiny, beautiful novels each conjure myth and metaphor from a contemporary experience in a precise location, transformed by archaic-colloquial prose." Lorna Scott-Fox, Times Literary Supplement

 

About Kingdom Cons

 

In the court of the King, everyone knows their place. But as the Artist wins hearts and egos with his ballads, uncomfortable truths emerge that shake the Kingdom to its core. Part surreal fable and part narco-lit romance, this prize-winning novel from Yuri Herrera questions the price of keeping your integrity in a world ruled by patronage and power.

 

 

Kingdom Cons Cover Image
By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781908276926
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: And Other Stories - June 13th, 2017

"Herrera is Mexico's greatest novelist."--Francisco Goldman

"Herrera's novels are like little lights in a vast darkness. I want to see whatever he shows me."--Stephen Sparks, Green Apple Books

"The Transmigration of Bodies goes straight for the soul."--John Powers, NPR Fresh Air


The Transmigration of Bodies Cover Image
By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781908276728
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: And Other Stories - July 5th, 2016

A plague has brought death to the city. Two feuding crime families with blood on their hands need our hard-boiled hero, The Redeemer, to broker peace. Both his instincts and the vacant streets warn him to stay indoors, but The Redeemer ventures out into the city's underbelly to arrange for the exchange of the bodies they hold hostage.


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Signs Preceding the End of the World Cover Image
By Yuri Herrera, Lisa Dillman (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781908276421
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: And Other Stories - March 10th, 2015

Signs Preceding the End of the World is one of the most arresting novels to be published in Spanish in the last ten years. Yuri Herrera does not simply write about the border between Mexico and the United States and those who cross it.


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