čt 09. 9. | Instituto Cervantes in Prague

Book Presentation: Temporada de Hurricanes / Hurricane Season

The translator Anežka Charvátová presents Fernanda Melchor's novel: Hurricane Season. Book published by Paseka.
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Book Presentation: Temporada de Hurricanes / Hurricane Season

Time & Location

09. 9. 20:00
Instituto Cervantes in Prague, 6, Na Rybníčku 536, Nové Město, 120 00 Praha-Praha 2, Czechia

About The Event

The book

Hurricane Season (Spanish: Temporada de huracanes) is the second novel by Mexican writer Fernanda Melchor, published in April 2017 by Literatura Random House. It is a nonlinear narrative and a third-person narrative.It focuses on the events surrounding the murder of the Witch of La Matosa, an impoverished fictional town in Mexico through which Melchor explores violence and machismo in Mexican society. The novel was a critical and commercial success, solidifying Melchor as one of the most acclaimed Latin American writers of her generation. It has been translated into German by Angelica Ammar, and into English by Sophie Hughes. The novel was awarded the 2019 International Literature Award, shortlisted for the 2020 International Booker Prize and longlisted for the 2020 National Book Award for Translated Literature.

Biography Fernandad Melchor

Fernanda Melchor (born 1982, Veracruz, Mexico) is a Mexican writer best known for her novel Hurricane Season for which she won the Anna Seghers Award and a place in the shortlist for the International Booker Prize.

Biography Anežka Charvátová

Anežka Charvátová, (March 19, 1965 in Prague), is a Czech Hispanist, Romanist, prominent translator from Spanish, Italian and French. Her father is the classical philologist Ladislav Vidman, and her mother is the medievalist Anežka Vidmanová-Schmidtová. She graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy at Charles University in Spanish-French. She received her doctorate in philosophy in 1989. She completed her language education by studying Italian at a language school. She successfully completed her studies by passing the state exam. He works successively in two publishing houses and co-founds the third. In his freelance profession, he is engaged in translation and interpreting, he promotes books and Romance literature - he publishes reviews and also teaches Spanish literature externally at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University.

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