Roberto Bolaño was a Chilean novelist, short-story writer, poet and essayist. In 1999, Bolaño won the Rómulo Gallegos Prize for his novel Los detectives salvajes (The Savage Detectives) and in 2008 he was posthumously awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction for his novel 2666, which was described by board member Marcela Valdes as a "work so rich and dazzling that it will surely draw readers and scholars for ages." He has been described by the New York Times as "the most significant Latin American literary voice of his generation."
Bolaño's died in 2003 was from liver failure and was survived by his Spanish wife and their two children, whom he once called "my only motherland". In his last interview, published by the Mexican edition of Playboy magazine, Bolaño said he regarded himself as a Latin American, adding that "my only country is my two children and wife and perhaps, though in second place, some moments, streets, faces or books that are in me..."
Bring your favourite book of Bolano and join two guest speakers for this summer reading outdoor. The seminar is in Chinese.
When: Saturday July 26
Tel: 8400 4774
Where: Dangdai MOMA, Building T8 No. 1 Xiangheyuan Lu Dongcheng