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Latinx Crime Fiction with Richie Narvaez


4 Sessions via Zoom

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4 Sessions via Zoom Mondays, 7:00 pm EDT - 8:30 pm EDT March 29 to June 21, 2021

Meeting Dates:
3/29, 4/26, 5/24, 6/21

Latinx fiction often delves into history and politics, and crime fiction has always dealt with power and the status quo. In this reading group we will focus on that intersection, looking at a small selection of crime fiction novels (in English) by Latinx authors to discuss how their works explore issues of class, color, gender, identity, and more.

  • Session I: Bodega Dreams by Ernesto Quiñonez
  • Session II: A Crack in the Wall by Claudia Piñeiro
  • Session III: Four Hands by Paco Ignacio Taibo II
  • Session IV: Bloody Waters by Carolina Garcia-Aguilera

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    Richie Narvaez

    Richie Narvaez

    Richie Narvaez is the author of the award-winning anthology Roachkiller and Other Stories and the gentrification comic novel Hipster Death Rattle. He has served on the national board of Mystery Writers of America, as Bronx Council on the Arts Artist in Residence at the Morris Park Library, and as a judge for the 2019 PEN Open Book Awards. His latest book is the YA historical mystery Holly Hernandez and the Death of Disco.