BANG: Daniel Peña Reads From His Work
On 10 January (6:15pm), Daniel Peña will read from BANG, his debut novel about the contemporary drug wars in Mexico. Vividly portraying the impact of international drug smuggling on undocumented Americans, BANG probes the loss of talented individuals and the black market machines fed with the people removed and shut out of America.
Daniel Peña is a Pushcart Prize winning writer and the current Picador Guest Professor at the Universität Leipzig. He was formerly based out of the UNAM in Mexico City where he worked as a writer, blogger, book reviewer, and journalist. He is a Fulbright-Garcia Robles Scholar and a graduate of Cornell University. His fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, The Rumpus, the Kenyon Review Online, Callaloo, and Huizache among other venues. He is currently a regular contributor to the Guardian and the Ploughshares blog and his novel, BANG, is forthcoming from Arte Publico Press. Outside of his appointment in Leipzig, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Houston-Downtown.
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