Bilingual Reading and Conversation with Chilean Writer Alejandro Zambra
author photo

Internationally renowned Chilean writer Alejandro Zambra reads from his acclaimed novels Multiple Choice, Bonsai, The Private Lives of Trees, Ways of Going Home and My Documents.

Zambra also leads a bilingual conversation about his work. Lectura y Charla Bilingüe is presented as part of Alejandro Zambra's artist residency in Phoenix, October 1-8, 2017. The residency is organized by CALA Alliance in collaboration with Changing Hands Bookstore, Palabras Bilingual Bookstore, and Cardboard House Press. Funding support is generously provided by The Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation.

  • There is plenty of free public parking west of Changing Hands Phoenix, at 400 and 444 West Camelback. Additional free public parking across Camelback to the south.
  • Don't want to drive? Take the Light Rail! It lets off at the Central Avenue/Camelback Park-and-Ride, which has hundreds of free parking spaces across the street from Changing Hands.

ALEJANDRO ZAMBRA is one of the most important writers working in any language today. Named "the most talked-about writer to come out of Chile since Bolaño" (New York Times Book Review), Zambra has published poetry and five novels: Multiple Choice, Bonsai, The Private Lives of Trees, Ways of Going Home and My Documents, which have been translated into more than ten languages. His stories have appeared in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, Harper's, Tin House, and McSweeney's, among others. In 2010, he was named one of Granta's Best Young Spanish-Language Novelists.