Gabriela Alemán: Poso Wells

FRI, OCT 5, 2018

Ecuadorian author Gabriela Alemán is joined by writer and translator Dick Cluster to discuss Alemán’s first work to appear in English: Poso Wells.

Described as a feminist eco-thriller featuring corrupt politicians and greedy land speculators, Poso Wells defies a genre, being part sci-fi, part satire and scathing in its treatment toward those in power in Ecuador.

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+ BIO: Gabriela Alemán

Gabriela Alemán, based in Quito, Ecuador, has played professional basketball in Switzerland and Paraguay and has worked as a waitress, administrator, translator, radio scriptwriter, and film studies professor. She received a PhD at Tulane University and holds a Master’s degree in Latin American Literature from Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar. Her literary honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2006; member of Bogotá 39, a 2007 selection of the most important up-and-coming writers in Latin America in the post-Boom generation; one of five finalists for the 2015 Premio Hispanoamericano de Cuento Gabriel García Márquez (Colombia) for her story collection La muerte silba un blues; and winner of several prizes for critical essays on literature and film.

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+ BIO: Dick Cluster

Dick Cluster is a writer and translator living in Oakland, California. He is editor/translator of the recently released Kill the Ámpaya!: Best Latin American Baseball Fiction, and co-author with Rafael Hernández of History of Havana. His many published translations include fiction and poetry from the Caribbean, Chile, Mexico, Colombia, and Spain. He’s the author of the novels Return to Sender, Repulse Monkey, and Obligations of the Bone.

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