|The Mexico Now Festival opens with Benito Taibo presenting his first book “Persona Normal” at King Juan Carlos Center (NYU), Tue Nov 13, 2012, 7pm|
Passionate, irreverent, obsessive: Mexican writer Benito Taibo presents his first novel, Persona Normal, a funny, quixotic mosaic of 32 short stories and essays. In it, Taibo plays with language, paradox, and humor, drawing on his own vast cultural knowledge that proves he is anything but a “persona normal.”
Benito Taibo is the author of four books of poetry, as well as short stories, arts journalism, and screenplays. He is known as a furtive writer, an improviser, a true gourmet, and a voracious reader. He has produced television, promoted books, serves as the national dissemination coordinator for Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).
King Juan Carlos Center
53 Washington Sq South (between Thompson & Sullivan)
November 13, 2012