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Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 7:00 pm

Free – $10

This event is co-sponsored with the Hispanic Languages and Literatures Department and the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Literary Translation and will be conducted in English and in Spanish. This event is also part of the Marjorie Hecht Watson Memorial Reading series.

Dolores Reyes was born in 1978 in the western province of Buenos Aires, where she lives and writes. She studied elementary education at Colegio Normal 10 and Greek and Classics with Victoria Juliá and Leandro Pinkler at the University of Buenos Aires. Her debut novel, Cometierra (Eartheater), was published in 2019 in Argentina and Spain by Editorial Sigilo and in Colombia by Rey Naranjo. The novel has garnered much critical attention and was the finalist for a number of literary prizes including, the Medifé-Filba Foundation Novel Prize, the Silverio Cañada Memorial Award, the Mario Vargas Llosa Prize, and the Sara Gallardo National Novel Prize. Cometierra (Eartheater) was translated into English by Julia Sanches, and published by Harper Collins. It has been translated into nine languages. Dolores Reyes is currently writing a collection of short fiction and a novel that will be the sequel to Cometierra (Eartheater).

Dolores Reyes nació en 1978 en la occidental provincia de Buenos Aires, donde vive y escribe. Estudió Profesorado de Enseñanza Primaria en el Colegio Normal 10 y Griego y Culturas Clásicos con Victoria Juliá y Leandro Pinkler en la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Su primera novela, Cometierra, fue publicada en 2019 en Argentina y España por Editorial Sigilo y en Colombia por Rey Naranjo. La novela ha recibido mucha atención de la crítica y fue finalista de varios premios literarios, entre ellos el Premio de novela de la Fundación Medifé-Filba, el Premio Memorial Silverio Cañada, el Premio Mario Vargas Llosa y el Premio Nacional de novela Sara Gallardo. Cometierra tradujo al inglés por Julia Sanches y se publicó por Harper Collins. Ha sido traducido a nueve idiomas. Dolores Reyes está escribiendo actualmente una colección de ficción corta y una novela que será la secuela de Cometierra.

Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Julia Sanches is the author of more than a dozen translations from Spanish, Portuguese, and Catalan into English. Her translations and writing have appeared in Granta, LitHub,Words Without Borders, and The Common, among others. She has received support for her work from the PEN Heim, PEN Translates, and the New York State Council on the Arts. Julia sits on the Council of the Authors Guild, where she advocates for fairer terms for literary translators. Nacida en São Paulo, Brasil,

Julia Sanches es autora de más de una docena de traducciones del español, portugués y catalán al inglés. Sus traducciones y escritos han aparecido en Granta, LitHub, Words Without Borders y The Common, entre otros. Ha recibido apoyo para su trabajo de PEN Heim, PEN Translates y el Consejo de las Artes del Estado de Nueva York. Julia es miembro del Consejo del Gremio de Autores, donde aboga por términos más justos para los traductores literarios.


OFF THE PAGE: Conversations with Writers is a Queens College series produced by Kupferberg Center for the Arts, the Department of English, the Provost’s Office, and the Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities. It is curated by QC professor and author Vanessa Pérez-Rosario.

This event is a Marjorie Hecht Watson Memorial Reading, a series of readings in memory of Marjorie Hecht Watson (B.A. 1964), who developed a lifelong passion for literature by attending literary readings here at Queens College. After teaching English at the university level for 10 years, Marjorie received a law degree and went on to a career at the National Labor Relations Board, where, as a supervisory attorney in the Division of Advice, she used her own analysis and writing skills to insure uniform application of Federal labor law throughout the United States.

This event is also funded in part by Poets & Writers through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022
7:00 pm
Free – $10
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This virtual event will stream online; ticket holders will receive email link prior to event date.