Carleton’s Christopher U. Light Lectureship Presents Argentine Novelist, Screenwriter and Critic, Alan Pauls

Alan Pauls

Carleton College is pleased to present Argentine novelist, screenwriter and critic Alan Pauls on Monday, May 12 at 6 p.m. in the Gould Library Athenaeum. Pauls’ appearance is part of the College’s Christopher U. Light Lectureship series, designed to bring renowned artists from all genres to campus. His talk, entitled “The Depth of my Depths,” is free and open to the public.

Called “one of the best living Latin American writers” by Roberto Bolaño, Pauls is considered one of the most original voices in current Latin American literature. He studied Literary Studies at the University of Buenos Aires, where he also later worked as a lecturer for Literary Theory. He founded the magazine Lecturas críticas and worked as an editor for the daily paper Página/12.

Pauls has written numerous essays, including: Manuel Puig. La traición de Rita Hayworth Biblioteca (Betrayed by Rita Hayworth: Manuel Puig; 1988), Lino Palacio: la infancia de la risa (The Childhood of Laughter; 1994), Cómo se escribe. El diario íntimo (How to write a diary; 1998), El factor Borges (2000) and La vida descalzo (The Barefoot Life; 2006). 

He is also an acclaimed novelist whose work includes: El pudor del pornógrafo (The Pornographer’s Shame; 1985), El coloquio (The Dialogue; 1989) Wasabi (1994, reissued in 2005), El Pasado (The Past; 2003, winner of Herralde Novel Award), Historia del llanto (History of tears; 2007), Historia del pelo (History of Hair; 2010) and History of dinero (History of Money; 2013). His works have been translated into several languages.

This event is co-sponsored by the Carleton College Department of Spanish and the Christopher U. Light Lectureship series, created in 1985 by Mr. Light, a member of the Carleton Class of 1958. Among his many interests, Mr. Light is a freelance writer, composer, record producer, and musician with interest in computers and music. This series has brought a variety of renowned artists to Carleton College, including the Kronos Quartet, the Bang on a Can All-Stars, The Bad Plus, and Josh Ritter and The Royal City Band.

For more information about this event, including disability accommodations, call (507) 222-4252. The Gould Library Athenaeum is located on the north end of College Street on the Carleton campus.


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