Hay Festival Querétaro: Eider Rodriguez

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

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    Sep 2023
    Sep 2023

The 8th Hay Festival Querétaro will feature Basque writer and professor Eider Rodriguez. Rodriguez is currently a professor at the University of the Basque Country, and author of short story books of such including ´Eta handik gutxira gaur´ (2004), ´Haragia´ (2007), ´Katu jendea´ (2010) and ´Bihotz handiegia´ (2017). Her most recent work is ´Eraikuntzarako materiala´ (Construction Material), a novel published in 2021. 

Hay Festival is a non-profit organisation founded 37 years ago in the UK and has since traveled to locations in several countries. Seeking to make culture accessible to audiences of all ages, the festival celebrates literature, and sharing thoughts and ideas.   

The eighth edition of Hay Festival Querétaro will be held in Querétaro, Mexico, from 7 to 10 September 2023. The festival presents a diverse array of activities showcasing international, national and local talent. These offerings encompass discussions, interactive workshops, live concerts, and screenings. They cater to a broad audience eager to engage and take part, all while maintaining a strong connection to the hosting city.  

Basque writer Eider Rodriguez will talk about her debut novel, ‘Eraikuntzarako materiala’ (Construction Material). This work has distinct elements of autofiction as it tells the story of a childhood and family life marked by the scars of her father´s alcoholism. The narrative delves into the complex dynamics between parents and their children and illustrates the role of literature in the reconstruction of memory and identity. 


Eider Rodriguez in conversation with Sara Escamilla 

7 September (Thursday) / 5:00pm   
UAQ, Rectory esplanade, Fernando Díaz Ramírez Auditorium 


Eider Rodriguez and Elvira Liceaga in conversation with Diego Rabasa 

8 September (Friday) / 5:00pm    
Museo de la Ciudad (Espacio Hay Festival)  

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