An Evening with Héctor Abad
September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Colombian novelist, essayist, journalist, and editor Héctor Abad visits Unabridged Bookstore in Chicago to discuss his novel The Farm. A Q&A and book signing will follow the discussion.
About the author:
Héctor Abad is one of Colombia’s leading writers. Born in 1958, he grew up in Medellín, where he studied medicine, philosophy and journalism. In 1987, his father was murdered by Colombian paramilitaries, an event he reflected on 20 years later in Oblivion: A Memoir (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2012), which earned widespread critical acclaim as well as the WOLA-Duke Book Award. Abad writes a weekly column for Colombia’s national newspaper El Espectador. The Farm won the 2015 Cálamo Prize in Spain and was shortlisted for the Mario Vargas Llosa Prize.