Hall Center For The Humanities


Cristina Garcia

"Conversation with the Author"

Tue., Oct. 22, 2002, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Hall Center Conference Room
Award-winning Cuban American novelist Cristina Garcia will visit the University of Kansas on Tuesday, October 22. In addition to the 4:00 p.m. event, she will present a public reading of her works at 7:30 p.m. in the Malott Room of the Kansas Union.?
Garcia's novels have been widely acclaimed.? Her first, Dreaming in Cuban, was nominated for the National Book Award, and her second, The Aguero Sisters, has been widely admired by critics and readers.? Her work illustrates the complexities of a dual cultural identity, its benefits, drawbacks, and penalties.?
Garcia was born in Havana and raised in New York. She attended Columbia University, and later became Time magazine's bureau chief for Florida and the Caribbean, before becoming a novelist.? She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writer's Award, and a Princeton University Fellowship.

This event is cosponsored by the Department of English, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Hall Center for the Humanities, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Women's Studies
Program, and the Department of American Studies.

For more information, contact Joe Harrington, 785/864-2575 or Marta Caminero-Santangelo, 785/864-2529.

Tuesday, October 22, 2002
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Hall Center Conference Room
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