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The Making of the Great Bolaño: The Man and the Myth


Thursday, May 16, 2013


7:15pm to 9:00pm


Mark Taper Auditorium



FREE/ Reservations Recommended. For more information and FREE reservations, please visit or call 213.228.7025.



Co-presented with LéaLA, Feria del Libro en Español de Los Ángeles

Panel discussion with author Ben Ehrenreich; Barbara Epler, president, New Directions; author Mónica Maristain; and poet-translator David Shook

Moderated by Héctor Tobar, book critic, Los Angeles Times

"Books are the only homeland of the true writer, books that may sit on shelves or in the memory," wrote Roberto Bolaño. Ten years after his death, the legacy of Chilean author Roberto Bolaño lives not just in his poetry and prose, but also in the myth that surrounds a man who has come to define 21st century Latin American literature. This panel delves into the Bolaño mystique, convening the voices that have engaged both with his words and his ghosts.