East Bay Launch: Micheline Marcom In Conversation with Carolina de Robertis

Laurel Book Store presents the East Bay Launch for Micheline Marcom's newest book The Brick House. She will be joined in conversation with Carolina de Robertis.

The Brick House is a place where people dream of love and loneliness, of the world's beauty, and of ongoing environmental degradation. In this short but moving work, travelers confront their lives in the strange, elemental language which dreams allow for, a strangeness mirrored in the accompanying illustrations by Fowzia Karimi. Inspired by Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities and following in the tradition of Armenian illuminated manuscripts, The Brick House is a delight to the eye and mind. 

Micheline Aharonian Marcom was born in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia and raised in Los Angeles.  She has published five novels, including a trilogy of books about the Armenian genocide and its aftermath in the twentieth century.  She has received fellowships and awards from the Lannan Foundation, the Whiting Foundation, and the US Artists’ Foundation.  Her first novel, Three Apples Fell From Heaven, was a New York Times Notable Book and Runner-Up for the PEN/Hemingway Award for First Fiction.  Her second novel, The Daydreaming Boy, won the PEN/USA Award for Fiction.  In 2008, Marcom taught in Beirut, Lebanon on a Fulbright Fellowship.  Marcom lives in Northern California where she teaches Creative Writing at Mills College.  She is also on faculty at Goddard College in the MFA program in Creative Writing. You can follow her Words Collection​ on Instagram
@michelinemarcom

A writer of Uruguayan origins, Carolina De Robertis is the author of the novels The Gods of Tango, Perla, and the international bestseller The Invisible Mountain. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages, and have been named Best Books of the Year in venues including the San Francisco Chronicle, O, The Oprah Magazine, BookList, and NBC. She is the recipient of a Stonewall Book Award, Italy’s Rhegium Julii Prize, and a 2012 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, among other honors. She is also an award-winning translator of Latin American literature, and editor of the anthology Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times. She teaches fiction and literary translation at San Francisco State University, and is at work on her fourth novel.

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
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