Mexican writer/translator Cristina Rivera Garza is known for both her writing and her teaching. She runs the creative writing program at the University of Houston, where she created the first Spanish-language PhD writing program in the United States. Her seventh and most recent novel is The Taiga Syndrome,* a quick 128-page meditation about an unnamed detective who follows someone’s runaway wife to a remote Russian forest. Rivera Garza is the first of eight women writers giving Thursday evening talks at Brown this semester.
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