At the Crossroads of the New Generation of Latin American and Latinx Authors

Gabriela Jáuregui, Emiliano Monge, Daniel Peña - Award-Winning Writers

Guest Speakers: Gabriela Jáuregui, Emiliano Monge and Daniel Peña

New Generation of Latin American & Latinx Authors - Speaker Podcast


"At the Crossroads of the New Generation of Latin American and Latinx Authors," includes a dialog among a young generation of Latinx writers in Latin America and the United States.

Gabriela Jáuregui
Poet, Writer and Editor


About the Speaker

Gabriela Jauregui (born 1979) is a Mexican writer, poet and critic. She was born and raised in Mexico City. She obtained an MFA from UC Riverside, an MA from UC Irvine and a PhD in comparative literature from the University of Southern California. She has published extensively in both English and Spanish, including the poetry collection Controlled Decay (2008) and the short story collection La memoria de las cosas (2015). She was also one of the coauthors of Taller de taquimecanografía (2012). She is the cofounder of the independent publisher sur+ and the independent bookshop La Jícara in Oaxaca.

In 2017, she was included in the Bogota39 list of the promising young writers in Latin America


Emiliano Monge
Writer and Political Scientist


About the Speaker

Emiliano Monge (Mexico, 1978) is a political scientist and writer. He has published the book of short stories Arrastrar esa sombra (2008), short-listed for the Antonin Artaud Prize; the novels El cielo árido (2012), winner of the XXVIII Jaen Novel Prize and of the Otras Voces, Otros Ámbitos Prize and Las tierras arrasadas, winner of the Elena Poniatowska Iberoamerican Novel Prize, as well as the children book Los insectos invisibles (2013). Some of his short-stories have appeared in the anthologies Lo desorden (Alfaguara, 2013) and Mexico20, New Voices, Old Traditions (2015). In 2011 he was recognized by the Guadalajara International Book Fair as one of the 25 most important writers in Latin America, and in 2017 was selected as one of the 39 best Latin American writers under 39 by the Hay Festival in Bogotá. His works have been translated into several languages. He lives in Mexico City.

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Daniel Peña
Writer and Professor of English
University of Houston-Downtown


About the Speaker

Daniel Peña is a Pushcart Prize winning writer and Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Houston-Downtown. Formerly, he was based out of the UNAM in Mexico City where he worked as Fulbright-Garcia Robles Scholar. A graduate of Cornell University and a former Picador Guest Professor in Leipzig, Germany, his writing has appeared in Ploughshares, The Rumpus, the Kenyon Review, NBC News, and Arcturus among other venues. He’s currently a regular contributor to the Guardian and the Ploughshares blog. His novel, Bang, is out now from Arte Publico Press. He lives in beautiful Houston, Texas.


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Tuesday, September 11th
11:00 - 12:30 PM


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Arlington TX 76019

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