Yuri Herrera: Kingdom Cons
Green Apple Books on the Park | 1231 9th Avenue | San Francisco, CA
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The Center for the Art of Translation and Green Apple Books on the Park welcomes Mexican author Yuri Herrera in conversation with Bay Area writer Caille Millner. Come hear “Mexico’s greatest novelist,” according to Francisco Goldman, discuss his new book Kingdom Cons.
Translated by Lisa Dillman and published by And Other Stories, Kingdom Cons is part surreal fable and part narco-lit romance. In the court of the King, everyone knows their place. But as the Artist wins hearts and egos with his ballads, uncomfortable truths emerge that shake the Kingdom to its core. In Kingdom Cons, Herrera questions the price of keeping your integrity in a world ruled by patronage and power.
Praise for Yuri Herrera
“Herrera’s metaphors grasp the freedom, and the alarming disorientation, of transition and translation.” Maya Jaggi, The Guardian
“Yuri Herrera’s tiny, beautiful novels each conjure myth and metaphor from a contemporary experience in a precise location, transformed by archaic-colloquial prose.” Lorna Scott-Fox, Times Literary Supplement
This event is supported in part by grants from the San Francisco Arts Commission and from San Francisco Grants for the Arts.