Sunday, October 13 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Words Around the World: Lost Children and Absent Fathers

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Sponsored by Center for the Art of Translation and Babro Pro Suecia Foundation
Co-presented by DoppelHouse Press, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco 

Two leading international contemporary novelists discuss their young female protagonists’ fantastical search for their fathers. Hagar Peeters (Netherlands) imagines the voice of Malva, an eight-year-old ghost of the daughter of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, and Michelle Steinbeck (Switzerland) follows a young woman named Loribeth on a disturbing quest through nightmares reminiscent of Hieronymus Bosch. Moderated by Neruda biographer Mark Eisner. FREE, $5-10 suggested donation

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Mark Eisner

Mark Eisner has spent most of the past two decades working on projects related to Pablo Neruda, culminating in Ecco's 2018 publication of his PEN Finalist Neruda: The Biography of a Poet. Bay Area novelist Cristina García described it as a "definitive" work that "reads like a beautifully... Read More →

Authors and Participants
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Hagar Peeters

Hagar Peeters, nominee for Dutch Poet Laureate, has won numerous prizes and published several volumes of poetry: Enough Poems Written About Love Today (1999), Suitcases of Sea Air (2003), Runner of Light (2008), and Maturity (2011). Her latest is the novel Malva, the unknown story... Read More →
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Michelle Steinbeck

Michelle Steinbeck is a Swiss author, curator and editor. She writes stories, poetry, plays, columns, and reportages. Her first novel My Father was a Man on Land and a Whale in the Water was nominated for the Swiss and the German Book prize, while a critic on TV stated “if that's... Read More →

Sunday October 13, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
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