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Francisco Goldman is an author of fiction and nonfiction who has contributed to the literary world through his work as a novelist, a notable journalist published in The New York Times and a professor. In his 2011 Prix Femina-winning autobiographical book, “Say Her Name,” Goldman wrote about his wife Aura Estrada’s tragic death and their relationship. In “The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle” (Grove Press) Goldman continues to tell his own story, this time focusing on his emergence from grief five years after Aura’s death -- an awakening experience that is mirrored by his journey into the heart of Mexico City. This personal account of finding home also sheds light on the oft-misunderstood political challenges across the border.

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Francisco Goldman

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