Award-winning author Daniel Chacón will read from, discuss, and sign his new book, Kafka in a Skirt, Sunday, October 20, at 3 p.m., at Literarity Book Shop. Published by the University of Arizona Press, this short-story collection is the sixth book of fiction by Chacón, a gifted storyteller who is also chair of UTEP's Creative Writing Department.
In his new stories, which are set in El Paso and other Latinx-dominant urban spaces, Chacón subverts expectation and bends the rules of reality to create stories that are intriguing, hilarious, and deeply rooted in Chicano culture. These stories explore the concept of a wall that reaches beyond our immediate thoughts of a towering physical structure. While Chacón aims to address the partition along the U.S.-Mexico border, he also uses these stories to work through the intangible walls that divide communities and individuals—particularly those who straddle multiple cultures in their daily lives.
Chacón is the author of several books, including the The Cholo Tree, Other Rooms, Unending Rooms, and HOTEL JUÁREZ: Stories, Rooms and Loops, which won the 2014 PEN Oakland Award for Literary Excellence.
Literarity Book Shop is located in Pepper Tree Square at 5411 N. Mesa. For additional information. Additional information is available on Literarity's Facebook and Instagram pages or by calling (915) 307-4760.
- Occurs Sunday, October 20th, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm