Novelist Francisco Goldman discusses The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle, his personal memoir on two crucial years (2012–2013) in both his own life and that of his adopted city. The author talks with writer Mónica de la Torre about subjects such as writing on the self alone, and the self in the community of the megacity.
This event is part of the series for the Erick Meyenberg: The wheel bears no resemblance to a leg exhibition.
Francisco Goldman is the author of Say Her Name (2011), winner of the Prix Femina Etranger, and writer of The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle (2014) and four other books. He has received a Cullman Center Fellowship, a Guggenheim, and a Berlin Prize, and is a 2017 winner of Barnes and Noble Writers for Writers Award. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Believer, and numerous other publications. Every year he teaches one semester at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and then hightails it back to Mexico City.
Mónica de la Torre is the author of six books of poetry, including The Happy End/All Welcome (Ugly Duckling Presse) and Feliz año nuevo, a volume of selected poetry translated into Spanish by Cristián Gómez (Luces de Gálibo) forthcoming in the spring of 2017. Born and raised in Mexico City, she translates poetry, writes about art, and is a contributing editor to BOMB Magazine. Recent publications include Triple Canopy, Harper's, Poetry, Erizo, and huun: arte / pensamiento desde México. She teaches in the Literary Arts program at Brown University.