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june, 2023

22junthuPaciencia Perdida, an Anthology of Peruvian Fiction7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Event Type :Book Presentation

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Join us for the presentation of Paciencia Perdida (Dulzorada Press, 2022) , a very special evening with translator Gabriel T. Saxton-Ruiz and local publisher José Garay Boszeta

Paciencia Perdida, an Anthology of Peruvian Fiction (Dulzorada Press, 2022) is a vibrant volume of short stories featuring twenty-seven of the most renowned contemporary Peruvian authors from around the world. Edited and translated into English for the first time by esteemed literary critic and translator, Gabriel T. Saxton-Ruiz, this captivating collection unearths the rich literary heritage of Peru, immersing readers into the colorful tapestry of Peruvian fiction with a diverse range of voices and narratives that showcase the country’s literary brilliance.

Featuring stories by:

Katya ADAUI / Fernando AMPUERO / Francisco ÁNGELES / Jorge Eduardo BENAVIDES / Miluska BENAVIDES / María José CARO / Luis Hernán CASTAÑEDA / María Luisa DEL RÍO / Oswaldo ESTRADA / Yeniva FERNÁNDEZ / Hemil GARCÍA LINARES / Bethsabé HUAMÁN ANDÍA / Alexis IPARRAGUIRRE / Pedro NOVOA / Karina PACHECO / Romina PAREDES / Richard PARRA / Juan Manuel ROBLES / Gustavo RODRÍGUEZ / Claudia SALAZAR / Gunter SILVA PASSUNI / Jennifer THORNDIKE / Diego TRELLES PAZ / Gimena VARTU / Nataly VILLENA / Julia WONG / Carlos YUSHIMITO

“A fascinating collection of contemporary fiction by some of Peru’s most gifted writers, Paciencia Perdida offers an insightful intro­duction to Peruvian culture thanks to the skillful curation and translation by Gabriel T. Saxton­-Ruiz. For readers more familiar with modern Peruvian literature, the book seeks to expand the conversation about the country’s culture through a wealth of novel themes and styles. Moving from mature to younger narrators, these thought­ provoking and emotionally resonant stories translated for the first time will stimulate discussion among an English­-speaking audience like no other translation available today.”

—Rocío Ferreira, Chair, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies / Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages, DePaul University

Gabriel T. Saxton-Ruiz is a Professor of Latin American Literature & Culture and Coordinator of the First-Year Experience Program at the University of the Incarnate Word. Before coming to UIW, he was Associate Professor of Spanish & Latin American Studies and Vice Chair of Humanistic Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He received his BA in Spanish and French from Virginia Tech, and his MA and PhD in Modern Foreign Languages from the University of Tennessee. His research interests include twentieth and twenty-first century Latin American literature, popular culture studies, cultural gastronomy and representations of violence in various types of cultural productions. He has published Forasteros en tierra extraña (2012), a study on contemporary Peruvian literature and political violence, and co-edited the monograph La narrativa de Jorge Eduardo Benavides: Textos críticos (2018). Saxton-Ruiz is also the Editor-in-Chief of Stories from Peru, an online magazine of Peruvian literature in translation into English. His scholarly articles and translations have appeared in diverse publications in the UK, USA, Cuba, and Peru including Words Without Borders, Revista Hiedra, Palabras Errantes, Hispanófila, Latin American Literature Today and Revista Conjunto-Casa de las Américas.

José Garay Boszeta is a writer, translator, editor and language worker. He studied programs in Economics and Philosophy at the National University of San Marcos (UNMSM) in Lima, Peru. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Dulzorada Press, a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the publication of classic and contemporary Latin American literary works in English translation. His work in translation aims to reevaluate Latin American narratives and restore their historical content for a diversity of audiences around the world. He has published translations of Jose Maria Eguren’s poetry books Symbolics (2019) and The Song of the Figures (2020), and a critical English edition of Martin Adan’s cult novella The Cardboard House (2020)



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