October 6th, 2022 (4:30pm Boston | 22:30 Madrid)
In 2021, Granta––the prestigious literary magazine founded by Cambridge University students in 1889––assembled a second, era-defining selection of the most exciting writers under thirty-five to emerge in the Spanish-speaking world. In this second encounter with Granta, organized in collaboration with the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in Washington, DC, the Observatorio will host an evening's conversation and reading with three of the most outstanding new voices: David Aliaga (Barcelona), Alejandro Morellón (Mallorca), and Irene Reyes Noguerol (Seville). In conversation with professor, literary critic, translator, and editor of the special volume Valerie Miles, they will explore the themes, trends, and issues at the heart of this particularly burgeoning moment for contemporary Spanish letters. Aliaga works in the area of identity and Sepharad, Morellón writes at the crossroads of mysticism and technology, while Reyes Noguerol explores elements of antiquity in modern life. The session will also address what motivates this new generation of writers to push boundaries and challenge the status quo. The three authors will also share excerpts of their works in original Spanish and English translation.
*The event will end around 6pm (Boston) and will be followed by coffee and drinks for in-person attendees.