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An Evening with Héctor Abad and Don Share
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 with Don Share, poet, translator, and editor of Poetry. A Q&A and book signing will follow the discussion.
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.
Don Share became the editor of Poetry in 2013. His works of poetry include Wishbone (2012), Squandermania (2007), and Union (2013, 2002). Share is the co-editor of various anthologies and collections of poetry, as well as the translator of Field Guide: Poems by Dario Jaramillo Agudelo (2012), Miguel Hernández (2013), and I Have Lots of Heart: Selected Poems by Miguel Hernández (1998), winner of the Times Literary Supplement Translation Prize and the Premio Valle Inclán for Spanish Translation.