Virtual Author Event – Federico Falco & Jennifer Croft
April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Magic City Books is proud to welcome Federico Falco and Jennifer Croft for a virtual event in celebration of Federico’s novel, A Perfect Cemetary translated into English by Jennifer Croft.
The mountains of Argentina pulse with life in these disarming stories of people radically reinventing themselves–to find love and connection, to escape their pasts, to offer a way out of the banalities of sorrow and loss in the present.
This free event will be hosted on the Zoom platform and Facebook Live. To register in advance for the event on Zoom visit: https://magiccitybooks.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZU7lZTORThCl4Pw99yvIwQ.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details on how to join the event on Tuesday, April 20 at 6:00 pm CT.
A Perfect Cemetary will be published on April 6, 2021. To pre-order a copy visit Magic City Books in person or shop online here: https://magiccitybooks.square.site/product/a-perfect-cemetary/471.
About A Perfect Cemetary
Childhood does not last long in the Argentine mountains of Córdoba, and adult lives fall apart quickly. In disarming, darkly humorous stories, Federico Falco explores themes of obsessive love, romantic attachment and the strategies we must find to cope with death and painful longing.
In the middle of a blizzard a widow watches the ruin of her late-husband’s garden, until suddenly she sees a woman running naked in the falling snow.
After telling her parents she is abandoning her Christian faith, a girl becomes infatuated with a Mormon missionary who reminds her of a boy killed in her village years before.
When his family’s home is lost, a father desperately offers his daughter’s hand in marriage to anyone who will take them in.
And a town’s mayor tries to fulfill his father’s dying wish – to design the perfect cemetery.
Federico Falco is an Argentinian writer and poet. He holds a BA in Communications from Blas Pascal University in Argentina and an MFA in Creative Writing in Spanish from New York University. In 2004, he was given the Young Writers Award by the Spanish Cultural Centre of Córdoba, Argentina. In 2005, he received a grant for improvement from the National Trust for the Arts of Argentina, and in 2009, a scholarship from New York University and the Banco Santander Foundation. Granta selected him as one of The Best of Young Spanish Language Novelists in 2010.
Tulsa native Jennifer Croft is the author of Homesick and Serpientes y escaleras and the co-winner with Nobel Laureate Olga Tokarczuk of The International Booker for the novel Flights. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literary Studies from Northwestern University and an MFA in Literary Translation from the University of Iowa. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The New York Review Daily, The Paris Review Daily, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Granta, Tin House, BOMB, n+1, Guernica, The Guardian, The Chicago Tribune and elsewhere.