About the event

Carlos Gamerro’s rambunctious and moving novel The Islands is published in English on 29th May 2012, 30 years since the Falklands War. Carlos Gamerro and his translator Ian Barnett will be in the UK in June for launch events.

Sunday 3rd June – Carlos Gamerro reads at Hay ‘Fictions: Aftermath.’ In conversation with Jon Gower. 10am. Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales.

Tuesday 5th June – Carlos Gamerro talks at Oxford University “To fight for a plot which is not tomb enough and continent to hide the slain”: the Malvinas and the literary imagination. 5pm. Taylor Institute Library, Oxford. (Open to the public)

Wednesday 6th June – Carlos Gamerro in Norwich Reading from Carlos Gamerro and his translator Ian Barnett. In conversation with Cecilia Rossi, UEA, on behalf of the British Centre for Literary Translation 6:30pm. Book Hive bookshop, 53 London St, Norwich NR2 1HL Free drinks.

Thursday 7th June – Carlos Gamerro in conversation Jimmy Burns, author of The Land that lost its Heroes: How Argentina lost the Falklands War, will interview Carlos Gamerro on the occasion of the launch of The Islands. 3-5pm. Institute of German and Romance Studies, Senate House, Russell Square, London.

Saturday 9th June -Narratives of the Malvinas, Cambridge University symposium Keynote speaker: Carlos Gamerro 9-6pm, Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge

Tuesday 12th June – The Islands launch party 6:30-8:30pm. Daunts bookshop (Chelsea branch), 158-164 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9PR Free drinks. Book-signing by Carlos Gamerro and translator Ian Barnett. Free, but please register in advance here: andotherstories.eventbrite.co.uk

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