This event is in the past - Thu 16 May 2019
The American Writers Museum presents an evening with Sandra Cisneros and Fernando Flores. Join us for this enlightening and inspiring conversation between one of America's most renowned writers and one of its new rising stars.
Fernando Flores's new book TEARS OF THE TRUFFLEPIG was listed as one of LitHub and The Millions' most anticipated books of 2019, and one of Buzzfeed's best books of Spring 2019. Cisneros said of Flores and the book, "Funny, futuristic, phenomenal, Fernando A. Flores is from another galaxy. Fasten your seat belt. You are in for a stupendous ride."
Written with infectious verve, bold imagination, and oddball humor, this debut novel is an absurdist take on life along the border, an ode to the myths of Mexican culture, a dire warning against the One Percent's determination to dictate society's decline, and a nuanced investigation of loss. It is also the perfect introduction for Flores: a wonderfully weird, staggeringly smart new voice in American fiction and a mythmaker of the highest order.
Flores was the recipient of a 2014 literary award from the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation. His fiction and poetry have appeared in various publications since 2006, and was featured as one of Ten Writers to Watch in the October 2015 issue of Texas Monthly. He lives in Austin, Texas.
He's joined by writer and performer Sandra Cisneros, award-winning author of THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET, MacArthur Fellow, and founder of the Macondo Foundation and the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation. She has won the Fifth Star Award, the PEN Center USA Literary Award, the Fairfax Prize, and the National Medal of the Arts awarded to her by President Obama in 2016. Most recently, she received the Ford Foundation's Art of Change Fellowship, was recognized among The Frederick Douglass 200, and won the PEN/Nabokov Award for international literature.
The conversation will be followed by a book signing by both authors. Books will be available for purchase from Seminary Co-op Bookstore.