Pola Oloixarac in conversation with John Freeman
Saturday, March 20, 2021, 12:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. ET, This is a virtual event which will be held on the Zoom platform. Click the link in the event description for info.
reading from and discussing her new novel
Translated by Adam Morris, published by Farrar Straus Giroux
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Mona, a Peruvian writer based in California, presents a tough and sardonic exterior. She likes drugs and cigarettes, and when she learns that she is something of an anthropological curiosity—a woman writer of color treasured at her university for the flourish of rarefied diversity she brings—she pokes fun at American academic culture and its fixation on identity.
Pola Oloixarac was born in Buenos Aires in 1977. Her debut novel Savage Theories was a breakout bestseller in Argentina and Spain, and was nominated for a Best Translated Book Award; in 2010 Granta recognized her as one of the best young contemporary novelists in Spanish. Oloixarac is a regular contributor to The New York Times, and her fiction has appeared in Granta, n+1, The White Review, and in an issue of Freeman's dedicated to "The Future of New Writing." Previously a resident of San Francisco, CA, Oloixarac currently resides in Barcelona.
John Freeman is the editor of Freeman's, a literary biannual of new writing, and executive editor of Literary Hub. His books include How to Read a Novelist and Dictionary of the Undoing (forthcoming), as well as a trilogy of anthologies about inequality, including Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation, and Tales of Two Planets (forthcoming), which features storytellers from around the globe on the climate crisis. Maps, his debut collection of poems, was published in 2017. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The New York Times. He is the former editor of Granta and is a Writer in Residence at New York University.
Praise for Mona
"Smart, provocative . . . The rich inner life of its namesake character propels this vibrant examination of the writing world." —Publishers Weekly