May 18, 2011 5:00pm
Free Admission (Limited Capacity)
SFU Harbour Centre
7th floor HC 7000
515 West Hastings St,Vancouver, BC
Contemporary Mexican Narrative Analysis with Luis Felipe Lomelí and David Lecona
Luis Felipe Gómez Lomelí was born in Guadalajara in 1975. He is a writer and ecologist who has a Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Science. His first book, Todos santos de California, won Mexico’s highest prize: the National Prize of Literature of the National Fine Arts Institute.
His second book, Ella sigue de viaje, included a short story, “El cielo de Neuquén,” that won the prestigious “Edmundo Valadés” Latin American Short Story Prize, and also what is now considered the shortest short story in Spanish: “El emigrante” (“The Emigrant,” translated into twelve languages). He has published a novel, Cuaderno de flores, and a popular science book, El ambientalismo. His work has been published in Mexico, Colombia, Slovenia, Spain, and the USA.
In 1998 he participated in the literary contest “Jornadas libertarias del 68,″ convened for the Mexico City government, and won second place. Since then has written stories, articles and poetry that has been described as “so personal, very intimate, never thinking of participating in contests”. He is preparing a book of stories, and for a couple of years he has been researching a historical novel about 1980s Peru. David Israel often writes a blog for the newspaper El Economista.