Daniel Alarcón, a Fulbring Scholar who spent a year working with youth in one of the most impoverished areas of Lima, Peru, a slum called San Juan de Lurigancho, will be coming to Notre Dame for a lecture and book reading. His reading will be followed by Q&A and book signing. This will be a free but ticketed event (reservations 2 max. per person).
Alarcón's visit is of great interest to those with a focus on poverty, Latin America, the Andres region, political violence, human rights, dictatorships, or migration. His visit is a World View event and preceding the lecture his works can be found at the Hammes Bookstore or on his website, http://www.danielalarcon.com.
The New Yorker recently named Alarcón as one of 20 writers under the age of 40 to keep an eye on (“20 under 40”). He is the author of two books, a short story collection, War by Candlelight, a finalist for the 2005 PEN-Hemingway Award, and Lost City Radio, which was a named “Best Novel of the Year” by the San Francisco Chronicle and The Washington Post. Alarcón is also Associate Director of Etiqueta Negra, an award-winning quarterly published in Lima, Peru, Contributing Editor to Granta, and Producer of Radio Ambulante, a new Spanish-language podcast that will focus on stories about Latin Americans set to launch in 2012.