“Para mí, eres divina” a novel by David Unger
Book launch and bilingual reading
Gy Mirano with author David Unger at the Cervantes Institute, New York.
Here we are at the book launch!
Working on this presentation with David Unger was a thrill. We met at Poets House a while back and became friends and collaborators, so I was delighted when he left me in charge of putting together the book launch and bilingual presentation of his wonderful novel “In My Eyes You Are Beautiful”. It was a great evening with a captive audience as David read excerpts of his novel in English, and I read in Spanish. A dynamic Q&A followed, the audience was very engaged by David’s work. Reading the text to an audience made it come to life, it had a theatrical element to it. When reading the characters, I tried to capture their spirit and intent, when narrating the story line, I aimed to paint the sequence using David’s delightful, textured language.
We are currently trying to follow up with the audiobook version narrated by yours truly. Looking forward to our next project!
David was recently honored with Guatemala’s 2014 National Literature Prize:
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Photo: Cervantes Institute, NYC
Fashion: Inca Goddess Brazilian Agate Necklace by Gy Mirano for the Rubin Museum of Art; Black top by Floreat at Anthropology; Hair by Elizabeth and Arthur at Oscar Blandi Salon, NYC. Make-up by Shiseido, Lipstick by Pür in Rose Sandstone.
McNally Jackson Books – Soho, NYC http://mcnallyjackson.com
Location: Instituto Cervantes – New York, New York http://nyork.cervantes.es/en/default.shtm