magda bogin

  novelist – lyricist – translator – teacher

complicity

A novel, coming soon…

“Charming but alarming,” renowned novelist Maureen Howard says of Bogin’s latest novel, Complicity, a novel told by an 89-year old retired governess but whose main character, Bogin says, is memory.

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current news

Just out:

Under the Volcano:

the Best Writing of Our First 15 Years

Under the Volcano: the Best Writing of Our First 15 Years, edited and
with an introduction by Magda Bogin—an anthology of work by accomplished
and emerging writers of Under the Volcano.

Spring events:
Anthology presentation at the Feria del Libro de la UNAM, Mexico City:
April 20, 2018
Anthology launch: Cornelia Street Café, New York City, April 30, 2018

JUST PREMIERED:

codex

 

Codex, a half-hour multimedia chamber opera with music by Felipe Perez Santiago
composer and visual artist Rolando González.

Bogin’s lyrics, in English and Spanish with a trace of Náhuatl, track multiple voices across five centuries, from the prophetic visions of a woman who foresees the conquest to the texts of contemporary activists and hackers trying to outwit and unrun the news in a world ravaged by violence.

Enjoy!

podcast

El Arte de la Memoria

 

It was an honor to be interviewed about the role of memory in my work earlier this year by Raúl Silva, the thoughtful host of El Arte de la Memoria. His team did an amazing job of integrating all the strands of my writing–with beautiful music!

Listen! (this interview is in Spanish…)

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