Slide Show: Reading and Farewell from Horacio Castellanos Moya

by Sampsonia Way    /  August 12, 2011  / No comments


Photos: © Laura Mustio

On Wednesday, July 27, former writer in residence Horacio Castellanos Moya bid Pittsburgh farewell with a reading from Tyrant Memory, his newest novel to be translated into English. The City of Asylum-sponsored event, which roughly 140 people attended, was followed by a Q&A and a book signing, during which participants had the opportunity to exchange one-on-one goodbyes. Castellanos Moya, who will begin teaching at the University of Iowa this fall, noted in his speech that such a large send-off was, for him, a new experience. “Most of the time, when I leave a city, I just escape,” he said.

Read Sampsonia Way’s recent interview with Horacio Castellanos Moya

Read an excerpt from Tyrant Memory

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