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Citadel News Service
4 Mar 2008

First “A Night with our Novelists” scheduled March 11

Alan Cambeira and Eloy Urroz of The Citadel Modern Languages Department will discuss their novels during the department’s first “A Night with our Novelists” event.

“A Night with our Novelists” is free and open to the public. The session begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11 in Graham Copeland Auditorium in Grimsley Hall at The Citadel.

An assistant professor of Spanish, Cambeira is well known in the U.S. and abroad for his work on Caribbean identity and for his “Azúcar!” trilogy, which tells of the exploitation of women of the Dominican Republic. “Tattered Paradise: Azúcar’s Trilogy Ends,” the last novel of the series, was published in 2007.

Cambeira has previously taught at numerous institutions including Morehouse College, Morris Brown College, the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, and North Carolina Central University. His literature has been the focus of courses taught at Harvard, Purdue, Brown, Syracuse and Duke Universities.

Urroz is assistant professor of Spanish and is internationally known among such contemporary Latin American authors as Jorge Volpi and Ignacio Padilla.

Born in New York, Urroz is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry, literary criticism and prose. He was one of the authors of the “Crack Manifesto,” a statement by five Mexican writers dedicated to breaking with the pervading Latin American literary tradition of magical realism in favor of more complex plots and style. Urroz’s latest novel, “Friction,” was published just last month.

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