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Mexican Writer Yuri Herrera Sept. 24

Mexican writer Yuri Herrera, Chilean scholar Rubí Carreño Bolívar and Mexican writer José Antonio Moreno will discuss in Spanish Herrera’s award-winning novels 3-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at UNCG.

The three will talk about how the novels break from established topics and genres and represent the cultural complexities of U.S.-Mexico immigration and drug trafficking. The event at the Multicultural Resource Center in Elliott University Center is sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages, the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and International and Global Studies.

Herrera is the author of two novels “Trabajos del reino” and “Señales que precederán al fin del mundo.” “Trabajos del reino” won Spain’s Otras voces, otros ámbitos award for best novel published in 2008. He has an MFA from the University of Texas, El Paso, and is a PhD candidate at the University of California Berkeley in Hispanic Language and Linguistics. A visiting faculty member at UNC Charlotte, Herrera is considered to be one of the most promising young Mexican writers.

For more information, contact Claudia Cabello-Hutt at clauhutt@uncg.edu or Verónica Grossi at vgrossi@uncg.edu.