Virtual Event - Tuesday, April 21st at 6:30 pm - Katherine Silver (translator) in conversation with Aaron Shulman discusses "A Dream Come True"
Join us on Tuesday, April 21st at 6:30 pm for a virtual event with translator Katherine Silver to discuss A Dream Come True! Joining her in conversation will be author Aaron Shulman.
This event is free to attend and will be held on Crowdcast. Register here.
A Dream Come True collects the complete stories of Juan Carlos Onetti, presenting his existentialist, complex, and ironic style over the course of his writing career. Onetti was praised by Latin America’s greatest authors, and regarded as an inventor of a new form and school of writing.
Juan Carlos Onetti’s A Dream Come True depicts a sharp, coherent, literary voice, encompassing Onetti’s early stages of writing and his later texts. They span from a few pages in “Avenida de Mayo -- Diagonal -- Avenida de Mayo” to short novellas, like the celebrated detective story “The Face of Disgrace” and “Death and the Girl,” an existential masterpiece that explores the complexity of violence and murder in the mythical town of Santa María. His stories create a world of writing which is both universal and highly local, mediating between philosophical characters and the quotidian melodrama of Uruguayan villages.
Katherine Silver is an acclaimed and award-winning literary translator. Her most recent and forthcoming publications include works by Juan Carlos Onetti, María Sonia Cristoff, Daniel Sada, César Aira, Julio Cortázar, and Julio Ramón Ribeyro. She is the former director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre, and the author of Echo Under Story.
Aaron Shulman is the author of the non-fiction historical narrative The Age of Disenchantments: The Epic Story of Spain’s Most Notorious Literary Family and the Long Shadow of the Spanish Civil War. His work has appeared in The Believer, The New Republic, The American Scholar, The Wall Street Journal, Hazlitt, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among many other places. He is the co-owner of Splash Literary, an editorial coaching agency that works with academics, literary agents, and publishers to create books for mainstream readers.