Carlos Fonseca at the Texas Book Festival


  • Texas Book Festival 1100 Congress Avenue Austin, TX, 78701 United States

On Saturday November 5, Carlos Fonseca, author of Colonel Lágrimas, will appear on a Texas Book Festival panel with Chris Kelly and Ha Jin, moderated by Will Evans, translator of Oleg Kashin's Fardwor, Russia!

The Texas Book Festival connects authors and readers through experiences that celebrate the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination.

Ha Jin left his native China in 1985 to attend Brandeis University. He is the author of two books of poetry; two collections of stories, Ocean of Words, which won the PEN/Hemingway Award in 1997, and Under the Red Flag, which won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction in 1996; and In the Pond, a novel. He lives near Atlanta, where he is a professor at Emory University.

Chris Kelly is the writer and director of the film "Other People," which opened the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and stars Jesse Plemons and Molly Shannon. He is also currently an Emmy-nominated Co-Head Writer at "Saturday Night Live" and serves as a Writer and Consulting Producer on Comedy Central's "Broad City." Previously, he was a staff writer and director at Funny or Die and won a Peabody Award for his work as a writer/director at The Onion News Network.

When: November 5, 2016, 2:15–3:00 pm

Where: Extension Room E2.026, State Capitol Building, 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701