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Bilingual Time: Sleepy Stories & Juan Hormiga at the San Diego Public Library
July 9, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 7:30 am
Join us on Friday, July 9th at 10:00am – 10:30am PDT (7:00am – 7:30am EST) for a very special Bilingual Storytime featuring Translators Alicia López and Robert Croll. Cuddle up with a blanket and escape into the whimsical dream world of Sleepy Stories, by Mario Levrero, beautifully read by Ms. Lopez. Mr. Croll takes us on an adventure with the greatest ant storyteller of all time, Juan Hormiga, by Gustavo Roldán.
Gustavo Roldán was born in Argentina in 1965. His illustrations are widely published, and he has been exhibiting his work since 1985. His books have been published in numerous countries including Mexico, Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands, Brazil, South Korea, and Switzerland and have earned him recognition from A.L.I.J.A., the Prix Octogone, and inclusion in the White Ravens catalogue created by the Jugendbibliothek. His other books include El señor G and Historias de conejo y elefante, both published internationally. He currently lives in Barcelona, where he is a contributor to several publishing houses.
Alicia López is a translator and sculptor. She grew up in San José, Costa Rica and currently lives in California.
Mario Levrero was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1940 and died in 2004. Levrero was a photographer, bookseller, comics scriptwriter, humorist, crossword author, and creator of brain games. In his later years, he directed a literary workshop. Sleepy Stories is his first children’s book to be translated into English.
Robert Croll is a writer, translator, musician, and artist originally from Asheville, North Carolina. He first came to translation during his undergraduate studies at Amherst College, where he focused particularly on the short fiction of Julio Cortázar and contemporary Latin American literature. He has worked on texts by such authors as Ricardo Piglia, Hebe Uhart, Julio Cortázar, Gustavo Roldán, Javier Sinay, and Juan Carlos Onetti.