Those who have been holding out for a 1-volume, paperback edition of Roberto Bolaño's 2666 can now purchase just that from Picador. The book has just been released, totaling 912 pages and costing $18.00.
Bay Area residents who have waited till now to give Bolaño's enormous opus a shot will have an added incentive to dive in, as the Center will be hosting two events with the book's translator, Natasha Wimmer, in October. On Tuesday, October 6, we'll have her for the inaugural event of our 2009-10 Lit&Lunch season, where she'll be reading from her translation, discussing the challenge of undertaking such a work, and talking about why Bolaño has become such a phenomenon.
On October 7 we'll be doing an evening event in which Wimmer will be in conversation with a local literary luminary. More info on that event to come.