The Story of H by Marina Perezagua at the Virginia Festival of the Book
Spanish writer Marina Perezagua presents her new book, “The Story of H,” a quixotic twenty-first century quest around the world to discover what makes us human.
The Story of H describes a searing quest by a Japanese woman and an American soldier to find a girl who goes missing in the aftermath of Hiroshima, a journey that spans the globe and travels to the darkest corners of the human mind and memory.
Marina Perezagua joins authors Christopher Tilghman (Thomas and Beal in the Midi), and Spencer Wise (The Emperor of Shoes) at the Virginia Festival of the Book to discuss how and why their novels transport readers to far-flung lands, through complex, multi-layered fiction featuring captivating characters.
About Marina Perezagua
Marina Perezagua is a Spanish novelist and short story writer known for her visual and mind-bending narratives. She has published two short story collections and a novel in Spain, and her stories have been published in outlets including Electric Literature and Granta UK. Perezagua received the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Award at the Guadalajara International Book Fair. A graduate in art history, she is currently completing her PhD at New York University, where she also teaches at the NYU Master’s Program in Creative Writing in Spanish. She practices freediving and has swum across the Gibraltar Strait in less than four hours.