Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Butterfly's Author at The New York Public Library

Next Wednesday, June 17, The Spanish Authors in America Series, hosted by The New York Public Library and co-organized with America Reads Spanish and Instituto Cervantes, will feature Galician-born novelist Manuel Rivas. The author will talk about his latest book, Los libros arden mal, not yet translated into English.

Rivas is considered one of the finest voices of contemporary Spanish literature. His collection of short stories ¿Que me quieres, amor? (1996) was adapted by filmmaker José Luis Cuerda for the big screen in his acclaimed 1999 film La lengua de las mariposas (Butterfly). Another of Rivas' books adapted to the cinema, El Lapiz del Carpintero (The Carpenter's Pencil) has been published in nine countries. A committed environmentalist, Rivas is also a founding member of Greenpeace Spain, and played an important role during the Prestige oil spill off the coast of Galicia a few years ago.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 6:30 pm. WHERE: Mulberry Street Library in Soho, 10 Jersey Street. Phone: 212-966-3424.

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