Marina Perezagua: Don Quixote from Manhattan
The Spanish novelist presents her latest novel at Instituto Cervantes New York as a part of the IV Centenary of the death of Cervantes.
Don Quixote strikes back as a New Yorker. Together with Sancho Panza they wander the Big Apple as is it was La Mancha. Wherever they can or think they should, they fight for justice despite having completely lost his memory and they pursue their usual activities in the realm of losers. Don Quixote from Manhattan is a novel packed with humor as well as meta-literary and social considerations.
Marina Perezagua was born in Seville, Spain, in 1978. She graduated in History of Art from the University of Seville and then went to the United States with a PhD scholarship in Hispanic philology, and Spanish language and Hispanic American literature, history and film at New York State University in Stony Brook. She is now a professor at NYU’s New Creative Writing Master’s Degree program.
Perezagua published Criaturas Abisales in 2011, Leche in 2013, Yoro in 2015, and Don Quijote de Manhattan in 2016.