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Javier Sinay

Join us live and in person at 7 PM on April 5  as Javier Sinay discusses his new book, The Murders of Moisés Ville: The Rise and Fall of the Jerusalem of South America. He will be in conversation with Ilan Stavans of Restless Books.

About the Book

Award-winning journalist Javier Sinay investigates a series of murders from the nineteenth century, unearthing the complex history and legacy of Mois's Ville, the "Jerusalem of South America," and his personal connection to a defining period of Jewish history in Argentina.When Argentine journalist Javier Sinay discovers an article from 1947 by his great-grandfather detailing twenty-two murders that had occurred in Mois's Ville at the end of the nineteenth century, he launches into his own investigation that soon turns into something deeper: an exploration of the history of Mois's Ville, one of the first Jewish agricultural communities in Argentina, and Sinay's own connection to this historically thriving Jewish epicenter.

About the Author

Javier Sinay is a writer and journalist based in Buenos Aires. His books include Camino al esteCuba Stone (coauthored), and Sangre joven, which won the Premio Rodolfo Walsh of the Semana Negra de Gijón, Spain. In 2015 he won the Premio de la Fundación Gabo/former FNPI for his story “Rápido. Furioso. Muerto” (Fast. Furious. Dead) published in Rolling StoneThe Murders of Moisés Ville is his first book in English. Visit and to learn more about The Murders of Moisés Ville and Sinay’s other works

About Ilan Stavans

Ilan Stavans is the Publisher of Restless Books and the Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities, Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. His books include On Borrowed WordsSpanglishDictionary DaysThe Disappearance, and A Critic’s Journey. He has edited The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature, the three-volume set Isaac Bashevis Singer: Collected StoriesThe Poetry of Pablo Neruda, among dozens of other volumes. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, Chile’s Presidential Medal, the International Latino Book Award, and the Jewish Book Award. Stavans’s work, translated into twenty languages, has been adapted to the stage and screen. A cofounder of the Great Books Summer Program at Amherst, Stanford, Chicago, Oxford, and Dublin, he is the host of the NPR podcast "In Contrast."


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Event date: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
9 College St.
South Hadley, MA 01075
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By Javier Sinay, Robert Croll (Translator)
ISBN: 9781632062987
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Published: Restless Books - March 29th, 2022

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