PILAS at the British Library

PILAS at the British Library

Monday, 23 January 2017

Venue: 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB

PILAS at the British Library has become one of the most engaging and popular pre-conference activities of our society in the last years. For this new edition, we are delighted to invite all our members and friends to a round-table discussion with the Latin American writers Chloe Aridjis and Carlos Fonseca Suárez, preceded by the traditional visit to the Library.

This event is FREE to attend with mandatory registration: REGISTRATION FORM  Sold Out


Chloe Aridjis

book-of-cloudsscreen-shot-2016-10-28-at-11-47-19Chloe Aridjis grew up in the Netherlands and Mexico. She studied comparative literature at Harvard followed by a PhD at Oxford in nineteenth-century French poetry and magic shows. Her first novel, Book of Clouds, won the ‘Prix du Premier Roman Etranger’ in France in 2009. Her second novel, Asunder, is set in London’s National Gallery. Chloe was the recipient of a ‘Guggenheim Fellowship’ in 2014. She recently co-curated the Leonora Carrington exhibition at Tate Liverpool (2015) and is starring in an artist’s feature film, And Then We Saw the Daughter of the Minotaur, for release in summer 2017. Her third novel, due for publication in early 2018, is set in Mexico City in the late eighties.

Carlos Fonseca Suárez

colonellagrimas%2cbycarlosfonsecasuarez-9781632061034screen-shot-2016-10-28-at-11-47-49Carlos Fonseca Suárez was born in Costa Rica in 1987 and grew up
in Puerto Rico. His work has appeared in publications including The GuardianLetras LibresBOMB and The White Review, among other. He currently teaches at the University of Cambridge and lives in London. Coronel Lágrimas, his first novel, was published in 2015 by the prestigious Spanish publisher Anagrama, and in its English translation in 2016 by Restless Books. 


Monday, 23 January 2017

15.00 to 17.00 – Research Seminar: Latin American collections at the British Library and the Senate House

17.00 to 18.30 – Break and drinks

18.30 to 20.00 – Round-table discussion with the Latin American writers Chloe Aridjis and Carlos Fonseca Suárez



The British Library, St Pancras, London – Room TBC


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