On Tuesday, September 25, the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures will launch its new International Speaker Series with a public lecture by Ecuadorian author Gabriela Alemán. One of the most prominent Latin American writers of her generation, Alemán will make a stop at Appalachian State to share with us POSO WELLS, her first novel to appear in English. Part journalism, detective story, sci-fi, and social commentary, this audacious novel is a true mash-up of genres that defies the limits of fiction. The New Yorker magazine described the book as— "a condemnation not only of the corrupt businessmen and the criminal gangs [...] but also of the violence against women that plagues Latin America's real slums.” With her dry-wit and original style, Alemán has created an extraordinary story with unforgettable characters.
The program will begin at 7:30p in Belk Library, Room #114. All are welcome to attend.
Organized by the Dept. of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Dr. Alemán’s visit to Appalachian State is co-sponsored by ASU’s Office of International Education & Development, the Departments of English, History, and Cultural, Gender & Global Studies.
For more information about the speaker and the DLLC International Speaker Series, please visit: dllc.appstate.edu/events