Martina Broner in conversation with Benjamin Kunkel
June 1 @ 7:00 pm
Please join us at McNally Jackson to hear translator Martina Broner and writer Benjamin Kunkel discuss Antonio Di Benedetto’s Nest in the Bones.
Antonio Di Benedetto wrote with constant poetic innovation. His genre-defying stories, often dark and unexpectedly moving, explore the space between imagination and reality, tragedy and melodrama, civilization and barbarism. Nest in the Bones attests to Di Benedetto’s mastery of the short form as well as his impressive range across genres and styles. Di Benedetto was a writer’s writer, admired by Julio Cortázar, Roberto Bolaño, and Ricardo Piglia, who counted Di Benedetto, next to Borges, as one of the two great models of Latin American literature.
Benjamin Kunkel is the bestselling author of Indecision and a co-founder of n+1. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, the New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books.
Martina Broner has previously translated the work of Antonio Muñoz Molina, including his piece “The Lighthouse at the End of the Hudson” for The Hudson Review. She has published two books of fiction, Abundancia de cielo (DíazGrey Editores) and El ruido de la fiesta (Editorial Mancha de Aceite). She has received the Tribeca Film Institute’s VOCES Award and the Humanities New York Public Humanities Fellowship. Broner holds M.F.A. degrees from Columbia (Film) and NYU (Creative Writing in Spanish) and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Romance Studies at Cornell.