Eduardo Halfon in conversation with Héctor Hoyos and Vered Shemtov

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Eduardo Halfon was born in Guatemala City, moved to the United States at the age of ten, went to school in South Florida, studied Industrial Engineering at North Carolina State University, and then returned to Guatemala to teach literature for eight years at Universidad Francisco Marroquín. Named one of the best young Latin American writers by the Hay Festival of Bogotá, he is also the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the José María de Pereda Prize for the Short Novel, and the prestigious Prix Roger Caillois in France. He has published twelve previous books of fiction in Spanish. The Polish Boxer, his first book to appear in English, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection and finalist for the International Latino Book Award. He lives in Nebraska. 

Location: Building 260, room 113