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Pablo Calvi’s New Book Analyzes Literary Journalism and Its Impact on Latin America

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Calvi book coverPablo Calvi, an assistant professor in the Stony Brook University School of Journalism, has written a new book, Latin American Adventures in Literary Journalism (University of Pittsburgh Press), in which he traces a genealogy of literary journalism and its specific subgenres as they have been developed from the 19th through 20th centuries. The book presents readers with an analysis of literary journalism as a hybrid genre and its ongoing impact on both public and intellectual debates in a broader Latin American context.

Calvi is the first non-native English speaker to receive a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship in the history of the Pulitzer Prizes. He teaches courses in multimedia journalism and Latin American literary journalism and is Associate Director for Latin America at the Marie Colvin Center for International Reporting.

Calvi received his PhD from Columbia University School of Journalism in 2011. He is a guest lecturer at Columbia University/Universitat de Barcelona master’s program in Barcelona, Spain, and has taught comparative Latin American and Anglo American narrative journalism at the Graduate School of Communications at Sorbonne University in Paris, France.

Calvi is an active, multilingual journalist and author. In the US he has worked for the New York Daily News, Grey Magazine, Men’s Journal, Latin Trade and TeRra magazine. His long-form journalism appears in The Believer. In Latin America he has worked for the Argentine newspaper Clarín, Colombian-Mexican magazine Gatopardo and Brazilian multimedia Terra. He received the 2010 Greenberg Research Prize for Literary Journalism Studies and won the 2010 CELSA-Sorbonne Writing Fellowship.

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