Carlos Fonseca, Lina Meruane and Cristina Rivera Garza in conversation with Andrea Aguilar

Carlos Fonseca, Lina Meruane and Cristina Rivera Garza in conversation with Andrea Aguilar

How can fiction writers boost our understanding of the past?

Organized together with the British Museum's Santo Domingo Centre of Excellence for Latin American Research (SDCELAR) and the collaboration of the City Council of Segovia

Volver a Contar: Latin American Writers in the British Museum Archives is an international collaboration between the British Museum and the Hay Festival, which explores 10,000 years of human history in the Americas. The project has involved inviting a group of writers to explore narratives about the past by means of a collection of Latin American objects never seen by the public in the British Museum. Carlos Fonseca (Costa Rica and Puerto Rico), author of Austral; Lina Meruane (Chile), author of Sistema nervioso and Cristina Rivera Garza (Mexico) author of El invencible verano de Liliana will talk to the journalist Andrea Aguilar (Spain) in order to present this anthology of short stories published by Anagrama, which mingles rigorous research and fiction in order for us to better understand our history and try to resolve the gaps in the historical narrative.

Event in Spanish

After this event, Anagrama will offer a drink to celebrate the launch of the Volver a contar anthology