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Les Figues Press Book Launch
Gabriela Torres Olivares Enfermario
Jun 13, 2017

6.30 doors open Reading & Conversation: 7.00 – 8.00 pm


author Gabriela Torres Olivares in conversation with translator Jennifer Donovan and author Janet Sarbanes


LAXART is proud to host Les Figues Press for the launch of Enfermario by Gabriela Torres Olivares, translated by Jennifer Donovan. Olivares was born in Monterrey, México. She is the author of three collections of short stories: Enfermario (2010), which Reforma named as one of the Best Books of 2010; Incompletario (2007); and Están Muertos (2004). Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and periodicals, including Vice, Pic-Nic, Playboy, and Luvina. She received a 2015-16 grant from the National Fund for Culture and Arts to complete a novel.


Jennifer Donovan is an interdisciplinary artist based in the Tijuana-San Diego border. Her work addresses the ontology of boundaries and liminal spaces through presence/absence phenomena. She works between literary (writing and translation) and visual practices to grapple with power relationships embedded in bodies, language, and geography: borders that each of us constantly negotiates.


Janet Sarbanes is the author of the recently released and highly acclaimed short story collection The Protester Has Been Released (C & R Press, 2017). Her previous collection, Army of One(Otis Books | Seismicity Editions, 2008) was hailed by BOMB as a "stingingly funny fiction debut." Recent short fiction appears in Black Clock, P- Queue, Entropy and North Dakota Quarterly. She lives in Los Angeles and teaches in the MFA Creative Writing Program at CalArts.