Carlos Hernandez

Carlos Hernandez is the author of Sal and Gabi Break the Universe, for which he won a Pura Belpré Author Award from the American Library Association, its sequel, Sal and Gabi Fix the Universe, and The Assimilated Cuban’s Guide to Quantum Santeria, along with numerous stories and poems, mostly int eh speculative mode. He is an English professor at City University of New York, and he loves to both play games and design them. Find him on socials @WriteTeachPlay.

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Every Little Thing They Do Is Magic: Latinx Writers Talk Fantasy and Realism

May 22, 2022 9:00 am to 10:00 am

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Latinx writers still write under the shadow of Magical Realism–and not even the original conception of it, but a kind of generic, watered-down, and frankly, appropriated version of it. But all of you write exciting, extra-real stories that blend blatant fantasy with characters and situations that speak to the Latinx experience in authentic and useful ways. How is that thing done?