19.9 Eduardo Halfon (Guatemala) | Literature

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19.9 Eduardo Halfon (Guatemala) | Literature

Time: September 19, 2014 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin
City/Town: Berlin
Website or Map: http://www.literaturfestival.…
Event Type: conferences, literature, berlin, guatemala
Organized By: Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin
Latest Activity: Sep 1, 2014

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Eduardo Halfon was born in 1971 in Guatemala City. At the age of ten he emigrated with his parents to the United States, attaining a degree in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University before returning to Guatemala to teach literature at the Universidad Francisco Marroquín for eight years. Growing up bilingual, Halfon chose Spanish as the language for his own short stories and novels.He debuted as a writer in 2003 with the novel, »Esto no es una pipa, Saturno« (tr. This is not a pipe, Saturn), which investigates the mysterious suicide of the legendary Guatemalan painter Carlos Valenti in 1912 in Paris from different perspectives and connects it with the suicides of other artists. After several publications, such as the novel »Clases de Dibujo« (2009, tr. Drawing Classes; XV Premio Literario Bodegas Olarra & Café Breton) and the short story »La pirueta« (2010, tr. The Pirouette; XIV Premio de Novela Corta José María de Pereda), the novel »Mañana nunca lo hablamos« (tr. Tomorrow We Never Speak) appeared in 2011.

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