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Spiritual Choreographies: From Manuscript to Marketplace

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Carlos Labbé in Conversation with Chad W. Post and Will Vanderhyden

Carlos Labbé, one of Granta’s “Best Young Spanish Language Novelists,” was born in Chile and is the author of eight novels—including Navidad & Matanza—and two collections of short stories. In addition to his writings, he is a musician and has released four albums. He is Coeditor at Sangría, a publishing house based in Santiago and Brooklyn.

Chad W. Post is the director of Open Letter Books and the managing editor of Three Percent. He is the author of The Three Percent Problem: Rants and Responses on Publishing, Translation, and the Future of Reading, and the 2018 recipient of the Ottaway Award for Promotion of International Literature.

Will Vanderhyden is a freelance translator of Spanish and Latin American literature. He has received fellowships from the NEA and the Lannan Foundation. His translation of Rodrigo Fresan’s The Invented Part won the 2018 Best Translated Book Award for fiction.

About Spiritual Choreographies

At once an exploration of collective creation as a kind of real community and a reflection on the fragility of memory, Spiritual Choreographies is an undaunted and entirely original novel by one of Latin America’s most innovative contemporary writers, whose body of work has been described as “a response to the imminent destruction of the known world. From Manuscript to Marketplace is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.