Luis Mora-Ballesteros, Ph.D., a lecturer of Spanish in the World Languages and Cultures Department, was invited as a guest speaker at the Caro and Cuervo Institute, Bogotá, Colombia, on Aug. 9 and Aug. 15.
In his first presentation, Mora-Ballesteros discussed the first two novels of his border trilogy, <<Díptico de la frontera>> (2020) and <<La sombra del comandante>> (2021), as well as the forthcoming novel, <<Ya no es posible el Sur>>, that will conclude the series. The interview, conducted in Spanish, was streamed live and is now available as a recording on YouTube.
In his second presentation on Aug. 15, Mora-Balleseros will speak on the topic, “Ciudad, dystopia y juegos de control en la novela latinoamericana de inicios del siglo XXI,” (City, dystopia and games of control in the Latin American novel at the beginning of the 21st century). The lecture aired live at 4 p.m. EDT on Facebook @InstitutoCaroyCuervoColombia, with a recording now available at youtube.com/@CaroyCuervoTV.
Mora-Ballesteros was also interviewed for the Aug. 14 episode of the podcast, “Esto No Es Una Frontera – Esto Es Un Río” (This is not a border – this is a river), airing on Spotify.