Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Mexican Writer Elena Poniatowska Coming to DC

Elena Poniatowska, one of Mexico's most prolific and beloved literary writers will be at Washington DC's Mexican Cultural Institute May 20th at 5 pm. To get the details, click here. The author of more than 50 books, including Dear Diego, Massacre in Mexico, Here's to You Jesusa, The Skin of the Sky, which won the Alfaguara Prize in 2001, and Tinísima, Poniatowska has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Emeritus Fellowship from Mexico’s National Council of Culture and Arts. In 1979, she became the first woman to win the Mexican National Award for Journalism. ---> For more about the flourishing Spanish language literary scene in Washington DC, check out my article "Viva la Vida Literaria!". ---> And please keep in mind: May 31st I will be presenting Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion at the Mexican Cultural Institute. More about that anon.