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EVENTS: The Mastermind author David Unger in NYC!

Don’t miss these two great events featuring The Mastermind author David Unger!

Guatemalan-born novelist David Unger, who was awarded his country’s Miguel Ángel Asturias National Prize in Literature for 2014 despite writing exclusively in English, creates a fascinating depiction of modern-day Guatemala in his new novel The Mastermind. Guillermo Rosensweig is a member of the Guatemalan elite, runs a successful law practice, has a wife, kids, and a string of gorgeous lovers. Then one day he crosses paths with a Lebanese beauty with whom he falls desperately in love — to the point that when he loses her, he sees no other option than to orchestrate his own death. Praised by Achy Obejas, Cristina Garcia, and Francisco Goldman, among others, the novel is based on the bizarre real-life story of a Guatemalan attorney who planned his own assassination after leaving behind a video accusing the Guatemalan president of his murder.


Thurs., March 24 @ 7:00 PM
Instituto Cervantes
211 E 49th Street, Manhattan

*David Unger in conversation with Lori Carlson and Ernesto Quiñonez; moderated by Akashic’s Aaron Petrovich. General admission: $5. You may purchase tickets over the phone (212-308-7720), at ICNY (before 6:30 PM the day of the event), or online (click here). ICNY members receive free admission. Mandatory RSVP at cult1ny@cervantes.orgClick here to RSVP on Facebook.


Mon., April 4 @ 7:30 PM
Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn

*Launch event for The Mastermind featuring author David Unger in conversation with Alberto Vourvoulias. Reception to follow. This event is free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP on Facebook.

Posted: Mar 17, 2016

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