Lina Meruane – Seeing Red
Late Night Debut, hosted by Amber Keller
February Book Club Selection! This month we feature Lina Meruane’s English-language debut, Seeing Red, published by Deep Vellum. “This is a penetrating autobiographical novel,” says Publishers Weekly in a starred review, “and for English-language readers this work serves as a stunning introduction to a remarkable author.”
Act 1: Host Amber Keller covers entertaining book culture news and cool new debuts
Act 2: Nathalie Handal and Megan McDowell discuss Lina Meruane’s debut
Act 3: Nathalie Handal speaks with Lina Meruane about what’s in a name, writing from real events, and all the things that go into how we see and how we are seen
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ABOUT OUR FEATURED AUTHOR:
Lina Meruane (born in Santiago, Chile, 1970), novelist, essayist, and cultural journalist, is one of the most prominent and influential voices in Chilean contemporary literature. Meruane is a former Guggenheim Fellow and National Endowment for the Arts grant recipient. She received her PhD in Latin American Literature from NYU, where she is currently a professor.
ABOUT OUR CO-HOSTS:
Nathalie Handal’s recent books include The Republics, which Patricia Smith lauds as “one of the most inventive books by one of today’s most diverse writers”; the critically acclaimed Poet in Andalucía; and Love and Strange Horses, winner of the Gold Medal Independent Publisher Book Award.
Megan McDowell is a Spanish-language literary translator from Kentucky whose work includes books by Alejandro Zambra, Arturo Fontaine, Mariana Enriquez, Álvaro Bisama, and Juan Emar. Her translations have been published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Tin House, McSweeney’s, Mandorla, and Vice, among others. She lives in Santiago, Chile.