Deep Vellum presents Sergio Pitol: The Art of Flight release party
Deep Vellum Publishing will present a release party for their second published book: The Art of Flight by legendary Mexican author Sergio Pitol, translated by Dallas' own George Henson.
This release party also lands on Sergio Pitol's 82nd birthday, and the party will be a wholly unique celebration of Pitol's life and work marking Pitol's English-language debut. Pitol is one of the most prominent and influential authors in the entire Spanish-language world, having won the Cervantes Prize, and influencing authors from Valeria Luiselli and Enrique Vila-Matas, who provided the introduction to The Art of Flight.
Henson will read from his translation and then be joined in discussion led by Deep Vellum publisher Will Evans with UT-Arlington professor Dr. Ignacio Ruiz-Perez, who studied under and worked closely with Pitol in Xalapa at the University of Veracruz.