‘Lost City Radio’ author in Poway on July 19
By Emily Sorensen
Literature buffs will have the chance to meet author Daniel Alarcón and discuss his debut novel, “Lost City Radio,” 6 p.m. Thursday, July 19 at the Poway Library.
“The promise of great literature is that you can, by reading, enter the worldview or consciousness of another person, someone who may be nothing like you, and in the process broaden your own vision of the world,” said Alarcón, in a Cal Humanities interview.
Born in Lima, Peru, in 1977, Alarcón and his family moved to Birmingham, Ala., when he was 3, where he grew up and attended high school. His novel, “Lost City Radio,” explores the aftermath of a traumatic civil war in a fictitious South American country. It has been translated into several languages and was the winner of the 2008 PEN USA Novel Award and the 2009 International Literature Prize, given by The House of World Culture in Berlin. The San Francisco Chronicle, Financial Times, Washington Post, and Chicago Tribune named it a 2007 Best Book of the Year.
This free event is part of the San Diego County Library’s “California Reads” program, which is a series of grant-funded events designed to animate public conversation on the nature and needs of democracy.
Other books recommended as selected titles by California Reads are Jeannette Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston’s “Farewell to Manzanar,” and Richard Beeman’s “The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution.”
Free refreshments will also be available. The Poway Library is located at 13137 Poway Road. For more information, contact Poway Library staff at 858-513-2900, or visit www.sdcl.org/careads.
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