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Love and Resistance Panel — Presented with the Brooklyn Book Festival


Online Event

Sunday, 7:00 pm EST October 4, 2020

Join three powerhouse Latinx authors, Angie Cruz, Jaquira Díaz, and Carolina De Robertis, in conversation on the themes of love and resistance in their work, and on the power of intersectional Latinx literatures to break silence, challenge oppression, and cultivate joy and justice.

The Center for Fiction is honored to be one of the official booksellers of this year’s Brooklyn Book Festival! We are the designated bookseller for the events listed here, all taking place on October 4th between 10am and 7pm.


In Conversation

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    Angie Cruz

    Angie Cruz

    Angie Cruz is a novelist and editor. Her novel, Dominicana was the inaugural book pick for GMA book club and was shortlisted for The Women’s Prize. Cruz is the author of two other novels, Soledad and Let It Rain Coffee. She’s published shorter works in the Paris Review, VQR, Callaloo, Gulf Coast and other journals, and she’s the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the award winning literary journal, Aster(ix). An Associate professor at University of Pittsburgh, she splits her time between Pittsburgh. New York, and Turin.

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    Jaquira Díaz

    Jaquira Díaz

    Jaquira Díaz was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Miami. She is the author of Ordinary Girls: A Memoir, winner of a Whiting Award, a Florida Book Awards Gold Medal, and a Lambda Literary Awards finalist. Ordinary Girls was a Summer/Fall 2019 Indies Introduce Selection, a Fall 2019 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Notable Selection, a November 2019 Indie Next Pick, and a Library Reads October pick. Díaz’s work has been published in the Guardian, the Fader, Conde Nast Traveler, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and The Best American Essays 2016, among other publications. She is the recipient of two Pushcart Prizes, an Elizabeth George Foundation grant, and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Kenyon Review, and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. A former Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, and Consulting Editor at the Kenyon Review, she splits her time between Montréal and Miami Beach, with her partner, the writer Lars Horn. Her second book, I Am Deliberate: A Novel, is forthcoming from Algonquin Books.

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    Carolina De Robertis

    Carolina De Robertis

    Carolina De Robertis, a writer of Uruguayan origins, is the author of The Gods of Tango, Perla, and the international best seller The Invisible Mountain. Her novels have been translated into seventeen languages and have garnered a Stonewall Book Award, Italy’s Rhegium Julii Prize, and numerous other honors. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, she is also a translator of Latin American and Spanish literature, and editor of the anthology Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times. In 2017, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts named De Robertis to its 100 List of “people, organizations, and movements that are shaping the future of culture.” She teaches at San Francisco State University and lives in Oakland, California, with her wife and two children.