Héctor Abad with Michael Greenberg at Community Bookstore
September 13 @ 7:00 pm
Colombian novelist, essayist, journalist, and editor Héctor Abad visits Community Bookstore in Brooklyn to discuss his novel The Farm with journalist and author Michael Greenberg. 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.
A native New Yorker, Michael Greenberg is a columnist for the Times Literary Supplement of London where, since 2003, he has written feuilleton-style essays about New York and the often excruciating ironies of the writer’s existence. He has also contributed many critical essays and cover stories to the TLS. Greenberg’s fiction and essays have appeared in such varied places as The New York Review of Books, O, The Oprah Magazine, Bomb, The Village Voice, the New York Times, and the Boston Review.