El Impostor 16:00 26th Mar
Javier Cercas, Chen Zhongyi; moderated by Guillermo Bravo
Javier Cercas, one of the most important writers in Spain today, sits with Chen Zhongyi, a Cervantes expert and Spanish translator, for a cross-cultural dialogue moderated by Argentinian writer, editor, and journalist Guillermo Bravo. Cercas is in China to present his latest novel, El Impostor (Chinese translation available), which centers around the exploits of Enric Marco, who in real life lied about serving time in a German concentration camp. The panelists will compare Marco with Don Quixote, as both characters take up new identities to escape their reality.
This event is supported by the Embassy of Spain in Beijing, the Cervantes Institute, and People’s Literature Publishing House. It will be in Spanish with simultaneous Chinese interpretation.
Instituto Cervantes 6:30 pm
Event code: CS26