Thursday, January 26, 2012
Tonight in Austin: Mexican SF reading
Tonight the Mexican writers Bernardo Fernandez (aka Bef) of Mexico City and Pepe Rojo of Tijuana will be
reading at Book People to celebrate the publication of Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic, our new anthology of Mexican fiction in translation. Bef is a novelist and comics auteur whose latest novel, the narco thriller Hielo Negro ("Black Ice") won the 2011 Grijalbo Prize. Pepe is a professor of media studies and fiction writer who received extensive coverage in 2011 for "You Can See the Future From Here," a 6-week series of science fictional interventions at the Tijuana-San Diego border crossing. At tonight's event, the authors will read from their contributions to the anthology, and discuss the role of the fantastic in Mexican culture and the Mexican perspective on the future.
Book People event page.
Great Austin Chronicle story about the book by Roberto Ontiveros.
Video reading by author Alberto Chimal (postproduction by Morgan Coy of Monofonus Press/Teleportal Readings).
If you are in Austin, please come by the event—I promise it will be worth the trip.