Global Voices at the Center for the Literary Arts

International authors Federico Falco and Alisa Ganieva will read their work at the Center for the Literary Arts  at the Van Etten-Lacey House on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m.

This reading, part of the Global Voices Series, is the first reading of the year at the center, which opened in the fall.

Alisa Ganieva

Ganieva, a fiction writer, children’s writer and critic from Russia, edits “Nezavisimaya Gazeta’s” weekly supplement ExLibris. Her stories, articles, and reviews have been widely published and anthologized. In 2009 she won the Debut Prize for her novel “Salam, Dalgat!” written under the pseudonym Gulla Khirachev. She is also the winner of the Gorky Literary Prize (2008), October magazine’s award for literary criticism (2009), and Triumph Prize for fiction. Her second novel “Holiday Mountain” is due out later this year.

Falco, a fiction writer and poet from Argentina is the author of three short story collections, two poetry

Federico Falco

collections, and the 2011 novel “Cielos de Cordoba.” His “La hora de los monos” was chosen as one of the best Argentine books of 2010 by the magazine “Revista N.” His stories are widely published and anthologized, including “Open Letter’s” 2012 “The Future is Not Ours: New Latin American Fiction.” In 2010, Falco was among “Granta magazine’s” Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists. Currently he teaches in the department of cinema, literature and contemporary art history at the Universidad Blas Pascal in Cordoba, Argentina.

The pair are both guests of the University of Iowa’s International Writers Program.

The Center for the Literary Arts is located in the Van Etten-Lacey House: 408 3rd St SW, Mount Vernon