“The Story of My Teeth” and Other Stories from Mexico’s Rising Literary Star 14:00 26th Mar / The Bookworm – Beijing
Valeria Luiselli, moderated by Christopher Beam
Plato, Montaigne, Borges, Virginia Woolf, Marilyn Monroe, and others are name-dropped in the first part of Valeria Luiselli’s incredible “novel” The Story of My Teeth. Near the end, a series of photos appear, each with a quotation from the likes of H.G. Wells, Rubén Darío, Voltaire. Luiselli’s translator then presents a map of time, before finally ending with an afterword in the fashion of Roussel. “Valeria Luiselli is as much a cartographer as a writer, interested in finding areas still unmapped,” says The New York Times. In 2014 Luiselli won the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award, and her work has appeared in publications such as The New Yorker, Granta, and McSweeney’s.
Price: 60 RMB — Purchase Online
The Bookworm 2 pm
Event code: BW26C