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Valeria Luiselli with Sonia Nazario, Reading, 29 November 2017 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 29, 2017.

Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City in 1983 and has lived in Africa, Asia, Central America, and Europe. She now lives in New York City. Her works have been widely translated and include the novels Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth, as well as the essay collection Sidewalks, which begins and ends in a cemetery in Venice.

She wrote Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions after working as a volunteer interpreter for Central American immigrant children detained in the United States. In the book she writes, “Children leave their homes with a coyote. They cross Mexico in the hands of this coyote, riding La Bestia. They try not to fall into the hands of rapists, corrupt policemen, murderous soldiers, and drug gangs who might enslave them in poppy or marijuana fields, if they don’t shoot them in the head and mass-bury them.” Luiselli was named one of the 20 best Mexican writers under age 40 by Mexico’s Arts and Culture Council and is completing a PhD in comparative literature at Columbia University.

This was a Readings and Conversations event.

In this episode, Valeria Luiselli was introduced by Sonia Nazario, then read from her work. You can find the companion conversation here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there. Photos from this event are available on Flickr.

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Valeria Luiselli with Sonia Nazario, Conversation, 29 November 2017 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 29, 2017.

Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City in 1983 and has lived in Africa, Asia, Central America, and Europe. She now lives in New York City. Her works have been widely translated and include the novels Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth, as well as the essay collection Sidewalks, which begins and ends in a cemetery in Venice.

She wrote Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions after working as a volunteer interpreter for Central American immigrant children detained in the United States. In the book she writes, “Children leave their homes with a coyote. They cross Mexico in the hands of this coyote, riding La Bestia. They try not to fall into the hands of rapists, corrupt policemen, murderous soldiers, and drug gangs who might enslave them in poppy or marijuana fields, if they don’t shoot them in the head and mass-bury them.” Luiselli was named one of the 20 best Mexican writers under age 40 by Mexico’s Arts and Culture Council and is completing a PhD in comparative literature at Columbia University.

This was a Readings and Conversations event.

In this episode, Valeria Luiselli joined Sonia Nazario in conversation. You can find the companion reading here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there. Photos from this event are available on Flickr.

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Valeria Luiselli with Sonia Nazario, 29 November 2017 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 29, 2017.

Valeria Luiselli with Sonia Nazario, Conversation, 29 November 2017

Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City in 1983 and has lived in Africa, Asia, Central America, and Europe. She now lives in New York City. Her works have been widely translated and include the novels Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth, as well as the essay collection Sidewalks, which begins and ends in a cemetery in Venice.

She wrote Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions after working as a volunteer interpreter for Central American immigrant children detained in the United States. In the book she writes, “Children leave their homes with a coyote. They cross Mexico in the hands of this coyote, riding La Bestia. They try not to fall into the hands of rapists, corrupt policemen, murderous soldiers, and drug gangs who might enslave them in poppy or marijuana fields, if they don’t shoot them in the head and mass-bury them.” Luiselli was named one of the 20 best Mexican writers under age 40 by Mexico’s Arts and Culture Council and is completing a PhD in comparative literature at Columbia University.

This was a Readings and Conversations event.

In this episode, Valeria Luiselli read from her work, then joined Sonia Nazario in conversation.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also watch the video recordings of this event there. Photos from this event are available on Flickr.

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Max Blumenthal with Amy Goodman, Conversation, 10 October 2014 Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 10, 2014.

Blumenthal spoke about his most recent book, Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, his reporting trip to the Gaza Strip during Operation Protective Edge, and his testimony to the Russell Tribunal about atrocities he documented in Gaza. This event was followed by a talk with Amy Goodman.

This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.

Max Blumenthal is an award-winning author and journalist. His articles and video documentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, The Nation, The Huffington Post, The American Prospect, The Washington Monthly, Salon, Alternet, and many other publications. Dozens of nationally broadcast television and radio programs have sought his insights including CNN’s Weekend Edition, MSNBC’s Countdown, Democracy Now!, Al Jazeera English, and PBS’s Bill Moyers Journal.

Blumenthal’s investigative reporting on the serial femicides in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico won the Online Journalism Association/USC Annenberg’s Best Independent Feature award in 2003. His investigative video reports have been seen by millions of online viewers and rebroadcast by networks from the United States to Russia. His first book, Republican Gomorrah: Inside The Movement That Shattered The Party, is a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller. His newest book is Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, for which he was awarded a 2014 Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for An Especially Notable Book. Blumenthal is a Senior Writer at Alternet.

In this episode he is joined in conversation with Amy Goodman. The companion Talk episode may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

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Max Blumenthal with Amy Goodman, Talk, 10 October 2014 Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 10, 2014.

Blumenthal spoke about his most recent book, Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, his reporting trip to the Gaza Strip during Operation Protective Edge, and his testimony to the Russell Tribunal about atrocities he documented in Gaza. This event was followed by a talk with Amy Goodman.

This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.

Max Blumenthal is an award-winning author and journalist. His articles and video documentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, The Nation, The Huffington Post, The American Prospect, The Washington Monthly, Salon, Alternet, and many other publications. Dozens of nationally broadcast television and radio programs have sought his insights including CNN’s Weekend Edition, MSNBC’s Countdown, Democracy Now!, Al Jazeera English, and PBS’s Bill Moyers Journal.

Blumenthal’s investigative reporting on the serial femicides in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico won the Online Journalism Association/USC Annenberg’s Best Independent Feature award in 2003. His investigative video reports have been seen by millions of online viewers and rebroadcast by networks from the United States to Russia. His first book, Republican Gomorrah: Inside The Movement That Shattered The Party, is a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller. His newest book is Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, for which he was awarded a 2014 Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for An Especially Notable Book. Blumenthal is a Senior Writer at Alternet.

In this episode he is introduced by Amy Goodman and then gives a talk. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.

Additional photos of this event are available on Flickr.

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Max Blumenthal with Amy Goodman, 10 October 2014 Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 10, 2014.

Max Blumenthal with Amy Goodman

Blumenthal spoke about his most recent book, Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, his reporting trip to the Gaza Strip during Operation Protective Edge, and his testimony to the Russell Tribunal about atrocities he documented in Gaza. This event was followed by a talk with Amy Goodman.

This event was part of the In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom lecture series.

Max Blumenthal is an award-winning author and journalist. His articles and video documentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, The Nation, The Huffington Post, The American Prospect, The Washington Monthly, Salon, Alternet, and many other publications. Dozens of nationally broadcast television and radio programs have sought his insights including CNN’s Weekend Edition, MSNBC’s Countdown, Democracy Now!, Al Jazeera English, and PBS’s Bill Moyers Journal.

Blumenthal’s investigative reporting on the serial femicides in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico won the Online Journalism Association/USC Annenberg’s Best Independent Feature award in 2003. His investigative video reports have been seen by millions of online viewers and rebroadcast by networks from the United States to Russia. His first book, Republican Gomorrah: Inside The Movement That Shattered The Party, is a New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller. His newest book is Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, for which he was awarded a 2014 Lannan Cultural Freedom Award for An Especially Notable Book. Blumenthal is a Senior Writer at Alternet.

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You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also view the video recordings of this event there.

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Luis Alberto Urrea with Michael Silverblatt, 20 November 2013 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 20, 2013.

Luis Alberto Urrea with Michael Silverblatt

Luis Alberto Urreas native Mexico has always served as the authors muse, inspiring all 13 books that span five genres. His nonfiction The Devils Highway tells the harrowing story of a group of Mexican immigrants lost in the Arizona desert. Urreas novels The Hummingbirds Daughter and its sequel,Queen of America, chronicle the life of beloved healer Teresita Urrea, deemed the Mexican Joan of Arc. Born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and an American mother, Urrea grew up along both sides of the border, forever affected by its dichotomy, brutality and richness, saying, Borders everywhere are a symbol of what divides us. Thats what interests me.

This was a Lannan Literary Event.

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You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also view the video recordings of this event there.

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