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Renowned Central American Writer Horacio Castellanos Moya
Start Date: 4/19/2016Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Date: 4/19/2016End Time: 6:00 PM

Event Description:
A lecture in English by renowned Central American writer, Horacio Castellanos Moya. His 
novels have become known for their caustic style and humor and for their irreverence 
toward all political pieties. Indeed, they are key to understanding the human dimension of 
Central America’s civil wars and their aftermath. Castellanos Moya has been a writer in 
resident at the Frankfurt International Book Fair (2004-2006) and the City of Asylum 
program in Pittsburgh (2006-2008). In 2009, he was guest researcher at the University of 
Tokyo with a fellowship granted by the Japan Foundation. He is currently an Assistant 
Professor of Spanish in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of 
Iowa. His novels have been translated into numerous languages. Six of them are available in 
English: Senselessness, The She-Devil in the Mirror, Dance with Snakes, Tyrant Memory, The Dream of 
My Return, and Revulsion: Thomas Bernhard in San Salvador.
This event is sponsored by: Spanish section of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
President’s Office, Lang Center for Civil and Social Responsibility, Latin American and Latino Studies Program, and TriCo Mellon Seed Grant.

Book reviews about his novels:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/10/books/review/book-review-tyrant-memory-by- /> horacio-castellanos-moya.html?_r=0
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/16/books/review-the-dream-of-my-return-by-horacio- /> castellanos-moya.html
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92839526 /> http://quarterlyconversation.com/senselessness-by-horacio-castellanos-moya-review
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - McCabe Library
Room: McCabe Lobby
Contact Information:
Name: Nanci Buiza
Phone: 610-328-8183
Email: nbuiza1@swarthmore.edu
Horacio Castellanos Moya
Event Sponsors
Spanish Section of MLL Dept.
President's Office
Lang Center
Open To
The Public

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