Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Primavera literária: A roundtable discussion with Carol Bensimon, Paloma Vidal, and Leonardo Tonus

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer Street

Reception to follow

Born in Argentina and raised in Brazil, Paloma Vidal has written numerous novels and poetry collections, and her works have been translated into English, French, and Spanish. Carol Bensimon’s works have been translated into English and Spanish; last year her novel We All Loved Cowboys (2013) was published by Transit Books and lauded by the Boston Globe as one of the Best Books of 2018. Leonardo Tonus recently launched his first book of poetry, which explores the experience of being an expatriate and geographical non-belonging. Bringing together this group of writers promises to open up stimulating conversations about the state of Brazilian letters and what it means to write in the twenty-first century, especially from the Global South. Furthermore, it helps solidify Brown’s position of prominence in the study of Latin American literature, both in the U.S. and around the world.

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