In 1985, an earthquake devastated Mexico City, forcing survivors to rethink basic concepts such as a city, town planning, architecture, civil society and solidarity. Other Latin American nations have suffered similar catastrophes. Three decades on, we look at how events of this nature have influenced a generation of writers in the continent. Mónica Lavín, Ignacio Padilla, Eduardo Halfon, and Juan Pablo Villalobos will attend. Introduced by Pablo Raphael.