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Un Nuevo Sol: British Latinx Writers

Meet the lauded and vibrant voices of British Latinx writers at this discussion and reading. Un Nuevo Sol introduces a new vanguard to British literature. British Latinx writers possess a complex and dynamic voice, and now represent the eighth-largest community in London.

The event’s line-up includes readings from Brazilian British novelists Yara Rodrigues Fowler and Luiza Sauma, as well as prize-winning Argentinian British poet Leo Boix.

Their work centres around issues of identity, multiple heritage, language and translation, and displacement filtered through the lens of Latin American myth and culture.

Hosted by writer and publisher Nii Ayikwei Parkes, the founder of flipped eye publishing, which celebrates its eighteenth year by becoming the first publisher to release an anthology of British Latinx writers.

Leo Boix is a Latinx bilingual poet, translator and journalist born in Argentina who lives and works in the UK. Boix has published two poetry collections in Spanish and has been included in many anthologies, such as Ten: Poets of the New Generation (Bloodaxe), and Islands Are But Mountains: Contemporary Poetry from Great Britain (Platypus Press).

Boix is a fellow of The Complete Works Program and co-director of Invisible Presence, an Arts Council scheme to develop and nurture ten new young voices of Latinos in the UK. He's the recipient of the Keats-Shelley Prize 2019. His debut English collection will be published in 2021 with Chatto & Windus.

Yara Rodrigues Fowler grew up in south London, where she is still based. Her first novel, Stubborn Archivist, uses English and Portuguese poetry and prose to tell the story of a family living in London and Brazil.

Rodrigues Fowler was chosen as one of The Observer’s nine ‘hottest-tipped’ debut novelists of 2019. Stubborn Archivist, deemed ‘stunning’ by Olivia Laing and ‘breathtakingly written’ by Nikesh Shukla, was longlisted for the 2019 Desmond Elliott Prize. Rodrigues Fowler is a trustee of Latin American Women’s Aid, an organisation that runs the only two refuges in Europe for, and by, Latin American women.

Luiza Sauma was born in Rio de Janeiro and raised in London. She is the author of the novels Everything You Ever Wanted and Flesh and Bone and Water, both published by Viking. She has an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths, where she won the Pat Kavanagh Award.

Dates & times

19 Nov 2019
Approximate run time: 90 mins
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where

Royal Festival Hall
Level 5 Function Room, Green Side

Pricing

£10
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)
£10

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Age recommendation
For ages 16+

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