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Published: 08/23/2013
Milly Castañeda Cultural Events Coordinador/Responsable de Actividades Culturales Instituto Cervantes Albuquerque 1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 (505) 724-4777

Instituto Cervantes, SPAIN arts and culture, Words without Borders, UNM, Latin-American and Iberian Institute and the National Hispanic Cultural Center present the publication "Spain's Great Untranslated"

Panel Discussion

Writer Ignacio Martinez de Pisón (Spain)
Translator Anne McLean (US)
Writer Margaret Randall (US)
Writer Santiago Vaquera (US)

Friday, October 4th, 2013
6:00 pm
Reception to follow

Salón Ortega, National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102


Albuquerque, N.M.- Instituto Cervantes, in collaboration with SPAIN, arts & culture, Words Without Borders and UNM, Latin-American and Iberian Institutepresents SPAIN’S GREAT UNTRANSLATED, an anthology of twelve contemporary Spanish masters whose dazzling work has been unavailable to the English-language world, until now.

SPAIN´S GREAT UNTRANSLATED brings awareness of the works of these great authors as well as promotes further appreciation for great Spanish writers in this country. The authors personally selected their featured works for the anthology.

This publication, includes genres such as poetry, fiction, and essays, portraying various literary landscapes. Fernando Aramburu delivers a kaleidoscopic report on the 2004 Madrid subway bombing. Berta Vias Mahou finds children puzzling out maternal mystery. César Antonio Molina crosses bridges and hugs the coastline in Greece. And Juan Eduardo Zúñiga imagines the idyll at the end of the world. The book also includes fiction by Miquel de Palol, Ignacio Martínez de Pisón, and Pedro Zarraluki and poetry by Juan Antonio Masoliver Ródenas and Olvido Garcia Valdés.

October 4th at 12 pm at the Mirage-Thunderbird room booked in the SUB at UNM. Spanish author Ignacio Martinez de Pisón, Anne McLean (translator of Cortázar, Enrique Vila-Matas or Javier Cercas, among others), American author Margaret Randall and
Dr. Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez (Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish & Portuguese) will present the book, and discuss the importance of literary translation.

Free to the public. RSVP. A glass of Spanish wine will be offered to the attendees at the end of the panel discussion. Spain’s Great Untranslated will be available for purchase at the event.

SPAIN´S GREAT UNTRANSLATED will be on tour, visiting Miami, Houston and

Instituto Cervantes will be offering the course Voices of Contemporary Spanish Literature on September, 12, 19 and 26 based on Spain’s Great Untraslated authors. To register call 505-724-4777.

SPAIN´S GREAT UNTRANSLATED is available online at Copies of the print edition will be on sale at independent bookstores throughout the United States as well as online at
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