Sergio Waisman (translator of Ricardo Piglia’s Target in the Night) and author Sergio Chejfec (The Planets, My Two Worlds, The Dark, all published by Open Letter) will discuss Piglia’s body of work and its context in Argentinian literature.
Prof. Waisman received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley (2000), and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado, Boulder (1995). His areas of research and teaching include Latin American literature and culture, with a focus on the Southern Cone; literary translation and theory; comparative literature; and Jewish-Latin American literature.
Sergio Chejfec is a fiction writer and essayist born in Argentina. Between 1990 and 2005 he lived in Caracas. He now lives in New York. City His most recent books are: Modo linterna (short fiction, 2013), La experiencia dramática (novel, 2012), Sobre Giannuzzi (essay, 2010), Mis dos mundos (novel, 2008), Baroni, un viaje (novel, 2007). He writes about memory, the idea ofexperience and urban perambulation. He also writes about poets. He is nowwriting about material and inmaterial acts of writing and is approximately halfway through his new novel. He has published various essays and short stories in diverse anthologies andcollections. He has been translated into English, French, German, Turkish andHebrew. He is a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship and a Resident of the Civitella Ranieri Foundation. At the MFA (NYU) he teaches workshops in Creative Non-Fiction and advises students in Fiction and Non-fiction writing.