Location: The Bookworm
Event Code: BW26C
Plato, Montaigne, Borges, Virginia Woolf, Marilyn Monroe,
and others are name-dropped in the first part of Valeria Luiselli’s incredible
“novel” The Story of My Teeth. Near
the end, a series of photos appear, each with a quotation from the likes of
H.G. Wells, Rubén Darío, Voltaire. Luiselli’s translator then presents a map of
time, before finally ending with an afterword in the fashion of Roussel. “Valeria
Luiselli is as much a cartographer as a writer, interested in finding areas
still unmapped,” says The New York Times.
In 2014 Luiselli won the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award, and her
work has appeared in publications such as The
New Yorker, Granta, and McSweeney’s.