UW professor to discuss new historical fiction novel | Arts & Culture
Non-fiction Madisonian author's novel 1st fiction work
A University of Wisconsin-Madison history professor will read from her novel at a Middleton Public Library event Thursday evening.
The 7 p.m. event will feature Florencia Mallon, the Julieta Kirkwood Professor of History at UW-Madison, reading from her book "Beyond the Ties of Blood," in the library's Archer Room.
A work of historical fiction, "Beyond the Ties of Blood" (published June 2012) takes place during the political aftermath of the 1973 Chilean coup, in which the protagonist Eugenia Aldunate is imprisoned, tortured, and after building a life in exile, returns to seek justice as a living witness to the dictator's crimes.
Amazon.com described the book as a family saga exploring lives touched by the tragedies of Chile’s history.
Mallon was raised in Santiago, Chile, and educated at Harvard and Yale. She is the author of dozens of articles and books on 19th and 20th century Latin American History. Mallon was awarded a Guggenheim and a Fulbright fellowship and resides in Madison. "Beyond the Ties of Blood" is her first novel.
Organizers said copies of the book will be available for sale after the event.
The library is at 7425 Hubbard Ave. in Middleton.