ire’ne lara silva: interviews, reviews, and mentions
ire’ne lara silva’s flesh to bone is the talk of the town!
flesh to bone was recently reviewed in the San Antonio Express-News by Barbara Renaud Gonzalez, who says, “I have never read a book like this.” Renaud Gonzales praises silva, proclaiming, “The nine stories stand on their own as testaments to a profound loneliness of historic persecution, abandonment, an intimate loss. As such, they aren’t stories, but longings, very old and contemporary in a tricultural wordplay, psalm-like, a Song of Songs of grief. The pages will scorch your hands.” You can read the full review here.
silva was recently interviewed by Juan Luis Guzmán of Letras Latinas. Guzmán asks silva about the process of writing flesh to bone, the role of physical landscapes in the stories, and her work as both a poet and a fiction writer. Additionally, silva was featured on Daniel Chacón and Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s radio show Words on a Wire. During the program, she shares a memory of a nightmare from her childhood that inspired her to write and discusses why her prose and poetry tend to tip towards the darker side of our realities. Listen to the engaging interview here.
Last but not least, flesh to bone received a mention from Sandra Cisneros, renowned author or House on Mango Street, in the SF Gate. You can check out the mention on their website.