Today (Thursday, June 16, 2011), in conjunction with Consuelo Castañeda’s “For Rent” gallery installation, Cuban-born author José Manuel Prieto read from his latest novel, Voz humana [Human Voice] at the Americas Society, which is located at 680 Park Avenue at 68th Street, New York, New York.
Jose Manuel Prieto was born in Havana, Cuba in 1962. He holds a PhD in history from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Prieto is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship award and has served as a fellow at The New York Public Library Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. He has translated poems by Anna Akhmatova, and Josef Brodsky, as well as prose by Andre Platonov, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and Vladimir Nabokov. His many works includes novels such as Nocturnal Butterflies of the Russian Empire, Rex, Trenta días en Moscú, and El tartamudo y la rusa, among others.