In a special collaborative event between Prairie Lights and The University of Iowa's Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Santiago Gamboa will read from his work. Santiago Gamboa is unquestionably one of the figures in new Latin American fiction that has had the most impact on the international literary scene. He studied literature in Bogota, Hispanic Philology in Madrid and Cuban literature at the Sorbonne in Paris. His debut as novelist came with the publication of Turned Pages (1995), making a name for himself as one of the most innovative voices working in new Colombian fiction. His works have been translated into more than ten languages. Gamboa currently lives in New Delhi where he works as a Colombian cultural attache in India and contributes to diverse print media. He will read selections from A la Hora de Escribir, Necropolis, and India: Una Antigua Familia Humana, as well as excerpts from his novel in progress, Plegarias Nocturnas. The reading will be in Spanish and will be followed by a Q&A.