You Glow In The Dark (Ustedes Brillan en lo Oscuro): A conversation

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) Seminar Series.

Bolivian writer Liliana Colanzi will read excerpts from her short story book Ustedes brillan en lo oscuro (You Glow in the Dark, New Directions 2024, winner of the Ribera del Duero Prize 2022), and will talk to Rosamaría Durán about her relationship with science fiction, horror, and the fantastic, and her interest in nuclear power and timescales. There will be a Q&A. Conducted in Spanish.

Liliana Colanzi is an Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature at the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University. Her research focuses on popular genres in Latin American literature (science fiction, horror, the fantastic); she teaches creative writing in Spanish as well. She has published the short story books Vacaciones permanentes (2010), Nuestro mundo muerto (Our Dead World, Dalkey Archive Press, 2017), and Ustedes brillan en lo oscuro (You Glow in the Dark, New Directions, 2024), which won the Ribera del Duero prize in 2022. In 2015 she won the Aura Estrada prize (Mexico). The Hay Festival Cartagena included her among the best Latin American writers under 40 (Bogota39, 2017).

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