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John M. Olin Library, Ginkgo Reading Room

Tere Dávila Reading

Join us for an evening of fiction in translation with Puerto Rican author Tere Dávila and translator Rebecca Hanssens-Reed. Hanssens-Reed’s translation of Dávila’s “Mercedes’s Special Talent” won a 2022 O. Henry Prize for Short Fiction.

Tere Dávila

Tere Dávila is the recipient of two Puerto Rican National Prizes: for her novel, Nenísimas, and the short story collection Aquí están las instrucciones, both published in 2018. She has also published three other short-fiction collections, children’s books, and books on Puerto Rican culture. Her short stories have been translated and featured in international anthologies and literary magazines. In 2017 she received Puerto Rico’s New Voices Award, and in 2015 her short story “El fondillo maravilloso” was adapted into an award-winning short film. Rebecca Hanssens-Reed is a literary translator and PhD student in the track for international writers.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Department of Comparative Literature, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, the Center for the Humanities, and the Center for Literary Arts.

International Writers Series

The International Writers Series is a collaboration between the International Writers track of the Program in Comparative Literature and the Washington University Libraries to celebrate new publications of creative works by writers and translators in the Washington University in St. Louis community and beyond. The discussions are moderated by Matthias Goeritz, Professor of Practice of Comparative Literature.