The State of Latino Lit

“I think that writing is like sitting in a storm. I just sit and sit, and get soaked to the bone, and get sick, but I keep sitting because that’s all I know how to do, and then one day, if I’m f**king lucky, I get hit by lightning.” –Nelson Denis

Jonathan Marcantoni sat down with eight great literati, including Denis, to discuss the state of Latino literature in America. Read the full piece from Numéro Cinq here.


Come see what Latin American reads we have in Center for the Reader!

And while you’re at it, consider joining us at Central Library this Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m. for They, Too, Played America’s Game, a panel discussion on the Latin American presence in baseball. The panel includes two Latino former major-leaguers, as well as Adrian Burgos, Professor of History at the University of Illinois, and Ray Doswell of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. The discussion takes place in the Carnegie Room, third floor. View our full calendar of events here.


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