A Novelist's Research into New Bedford and it's Large Guatemalan Community


Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 5:30pm to 7:30pm


CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Francisco Goldman, 2018-2019 Radcliffe Institute Fellow, converses about his research, for a novel, into New Bedford, and particularly its large Guatemalan community. Various subjects will be discussed, such as the seafood industry -- the city is the country's largest commercial fishing port -- and the role of Guatemalans and other Central Americans in that industry; the 2007 Bianco plant ICE raid; New Bedford immigration history generally. What differentiates research for a novel from journalistic or academic research is another subject is another subject to talk about.

Francisco Goldman is the author of four published novels and two nonfiction books and has completed a new novel, “Monkey Boy,” forthcoming in 2019. His previous novel, Say Her Name(Grove Press, 2011), won the prestigious Prix Femina étranger in 2011. His recent memoir, The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle (Grove Press, 2014), was awarded the 2017 Premio Metropolis Azul. His other books have won a variety of prizes and been translated into many languages.